Archive: 01/10/2006

Astronomers report mysterious giant star clusters

An international team of astronomers reported evidence for the formation of mysterious "super star clusters" Jan. 9 at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C. These star ...

Jan 10, 2006
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Green energy meeting riles activists

A controversial group that promises economic growth while cleaning the environment will emasculate the so-called Kyoto Protocol, environmental groups claim.

Jan 10, 2006
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Engineers Develop New Way to Tailor Polymer Coatings

Which polymer coating works best on contact lenses and which is more appropriate for the creation of artificial organs via tissue engineering? In the past the process for selecting the correct structure was ...

Jan 10, 2006
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Venture capital in nano rises

Venture capital investment for nanotechnology rose strongly in 2005, with institutional venture capitalists devoting $480 million into nanotechnology startups last year, up from roughly $410 million spent in 2004, experts ...

Jan 10, 2006
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Practice Makes Deadly Perfection, Suicide Researcher Says

Every year, close to 1 million people around the world kill themselves. Florida State University Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology Thomas Joiner has spent much of his career trying to find out why.

Jan 10, 2006
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Planetary systems can form around binary stars

New theoretical work shows that gas-giant planet formation can occur around binary stars in much the same way that it occurs around single stars like the Sun. The work is presented today by Dr. Alan Boss of ...

Jan 10, 2006
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FilmLoop Inc. photo broadcasting

At the Macworld Expo Monday FilmLoop Inc. introduced FilmLoop, a cross-platform photo broadcasting systems currently in development for the Mac OS X and already available for the Windows operating systems.

Jan 10, 2006
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No stampede yet to snap up tech stocks

Stocks are back on a roll once again, and the bulls are out in full force to tout their optimism about the U.S. financial market's outlook. The renewed optimism about share prices is felt perhaps nowhere as keenly as in the ...

Jan 10, 2006
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