Archive: 09/03/2005

Cassini Images of Titan Reveal an Active, Earth-like World

Saturn's largest and hazy moon, Titan, has a surface shaped largely by Earth-like processes of tectonics, erosion, winds, and perhaps volcanism. The findings are published in this week's issue of the journal Nature. Titan, ...

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Small molecule may help pinpoint some cancers

In recent years, scientists have begun to catalog an astonishing array of small, distinct genetic elements that seem to play an important role in how genes function. Known as microRNAs for their Lilliputian dimensions - ...

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Scientists search for seafloor eruption

The most intense swarms of earthquakes detected in the last 10 to 12 years on the far edge of the Juan de Fuca plate could indicate the eruption of magma from the seafloor or an underwater volcano. Between 50 and 70 earthquakes ...

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Charles Townes wins 2005 Templeton Prize

Charles Townes, the Nobel laureate whose inventions include the maser and laser and who has spent decades as a leading advocate for the convergence of science and religion, has won the 2005 Templeton Prize. The prize, valued ...

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'Nanotechnology: small science‚ big deal'

The University of Surrey’s world-class expertise in nanotechnology research is a key contributor to a new exhibition entitled ‘Nanotechnology: small science‚ big deal’, now showing at the Science Museum in London. ...

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NASA Finds Lightning Clears Safe Zone in Earth's Radiation Belt

Lightning in clouds, only a few miles above the ground, clears a safe zone in the radiation belts thousands of miles above the Earth, according to NASA-funded researchers. The unexpected result resolves a forty-year-old debate ...

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Sony's 400-Disk HDMI DVD/SA-CD Changer

Sony today introduced three HDMI up-scaling DVD players including a 400-disc changer The DVP-CX995V 400-disc DVD/Super-Audio CD (SA-CD) changer up-scales video to high definition (1080i/720p) resolution and transmits high ...

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