Archive: 03/09/2005

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 ...

Mar 09, 2005
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Researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain

A group of Dartmouth researchers has learned that the brain's auditory cortex, the part that handles information from your ears, holds on to musical memories. In a study titled "Sound of silence activates auditory cortex" pub ...

Mar 09, 2005
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Stars Have a Weight Limit

Astronomers have taken an important step toward establishing an upper limit to the masses of stars. Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they made the first direct measurement within our Milky Way Galaxy, ...

Mar 09, 2005
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Robotic Arm Bested by High Schooler

High school senior Panna Felsen arm wrestles an artificial arm built by a group of students at Virginia Tech (read more here). It's one of three arms she defeated on March 8 during an international compet ...

Mar 09, 2005
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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 - j ...

Mar 09, 2005
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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 ...

Mar 09, 2005
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Video telephony and home media via the Internet

Internet television, video telephony and music from the Internet – the living room of the future will become the communication center for the entire house. Siemens Communications has developed a range of innovative solutions ...

Mar 09, 2005
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Scientists solve mystery of Meteor Crater's missing melted rocks

Scientists have discovered why there isn't much impact-melted rock at Meteor Crater in northern Arizona. The iron meteorite that blasted out Meteor Crater almost 50,000 years ago was traveling much slower than has been ass ...

Mar 09, 2005
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Canada's Shrinking Ice Caps

Earth's ice-covered polar regions help to keep our climate cool and hold tremendous amounts of fresh water locked up in their glaciers, ice caps, and ice sheets. The ice contained in these vast freshwater reservoirs ...

Mar 09, 2005
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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 ...

Mar 09, 2005
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