Archive: 11/10/2005

New Flying Wing Design Tested

For almost a hundred years most planes have looked like a tube with wings, but that may change thanks to NASA research. Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., are testing a design for ...

Nov 10, 2005
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New system for earthquake early warning

A University of California, Berkeley, seismologist has discovered a way to provide seconds to tens of seconds of advance warning about impending ground shaking from an earthquake.

Nov 10, 2005
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Samsung Presents New Slim Line-up

Samsung Electronics introduces 5 new mobile phones. The average of the newly unveiled phones are under 15mm and offer the latest multimedia features, such as music playback capability, megapixel camera and ...

Nov 10, 2005
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Pet-eating predator reappears in Mass.

Weasel-like predators called fisher cats -- voracious housecat-eating cousins to the ill-tempered wolverine -- have reportedly returned to Massachusetts.

Nov 10, 2005
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Motorola V360 Debuts

Motorola and T-Mobile USA today announced the on-shelf availability of the Motorola V360. The sleek Motorola V360 offers advanced functionality and provides consumers with today’s must-have mobile music, ...

Nov 10, 2005
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Open Invention Network promotes Linux

To ensure the continued growth of Linux and related software, IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony today announced a new company, Open Invention Network (OIN). The network plans to acquire patents and license them royalty-free ...

Nov 10, 2005
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Carp barrier federal funding is rejected

A $9 million electric barrier has been built to keep Asian carp from infesting Lake Michigan, but Congress is reportedly refusing to pay to turn it on.

Nov 10, 2005
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Tighter review of owl habitat rejected

Washington state's Forest Practices Board has rejected a request to more closely study timber cutting in the spotted owl's remaining habitat.

Nov 10, 2005
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International Space Station orbit changed

The crew aboard the International Space Station has successfully completed an orbit correction, raising it by slightly less than five miles.

Nov 10, 2005
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David and Goliath: truth or legend?

A tiny artifact found at a Bar-Ilan University archaeology dig in Israel reportedly holds a clue as to the history of the biblical figure Goliath.

Nov 10, 2005
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Reliable to the nanometer

Small fault – major impact. Disruptions to production are often caused by electronic faults. They arise because no reliable measurement and testing methods exist for the ever-smaller dimensions of microchip components. ...

Nov 10, 2005
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ATI Ships Record breaking Radeon X1800 XT

ATI Technologies announced today that the highly anticipated Radeon X1800 XT, the fastest graphics processor on the planet, is now available for gamers and enthusiasts seeking an unprecedented level of 3D performance and ...

Nov 10, 2005
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Messengers from the Extreme Universe

A unique observatory in a remote location in Argentina is starting to unravel the mysteries of High Energy Cosmic Rays. There is no scientific consensus on the source of these particles which the shower the ...

Nov 10, 2005
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Artificial Cells

Do cells always have to be developed from organic carbon-containing compounds? When resourceful scientists stretch their imaginations, they quickly find an answer to this question. This is demonstrated by the work of Achim ...

Nov 10, 2005
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