Archive: 11/10/2005

Hurricane horror mostly bad luck -- for now

The high-impact hurricanes that have hit the United States over the past couple years are, at least for now, more a function of bad luck than of climate change, said MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel during an Oct. ...

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First 'European GPS' Galileo satellites named 'GIOVE'

GIOVE - standing for 'Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element' - is the name that has been chosen for the two satellites which are currently being prepared to take the first step of the In-Orbit Validation phase ...

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Antarctic ozone - not a hole lot worse or better

The Antarctic ozone hole this year was the fourth largest to be recorded since measurements of ozone depletion began in 1979. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research's expert in ozone depletion, Dr Paul Fraser, says while the ...

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Thick Smog over Beijing, China

Thick pollution obscured the sky over Beijing and nearby regions on November 4, 2005. According to news reports, the city's pollution index reached the highest level on the scale between November 4-5, and residents were warned ...

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Russia To Unveil New Satellite At This Year's NATEXPO

Russia will present a model of its new communications satellite, Europe-1, at the NATEXPO 2005 exhibition November 16-19 at Moscow's Crocus City center, the Russian Space Agency said Tuesday, reports RIA Novosti.

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Lichen Survives In Space

One of the main focuses in the search for living organisms on other planets and the possibilities for transfer of life between planets currently centres on bacteria, due to the organisms simplicity and the possibility of ...

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NASA joins with firms to inspire students

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is joining with several companies in an effort to interest students in science and mathematics careers.

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Study: Vacations are good for women

Marshfield, Wis., scientists say women who take vacations frequently are more satisfied with their marriages and suffer fewer mental illnesses.

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Coming soon: 3D views of the sun

The first spacecraft designed to record "stereo" views of the sun and solar wind are at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland for pre-launch testing.

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Europe's telecoms remain on toes

The rapid change in Europe's telecommunications industry stepped up further as Swisscom acknowledged Wednesday it was in talks with Ireland's Eircom for a potential buyout.

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Briefs: Eagle shows high-def IPTV set-box

The TelcoTV expo in San Diego kicked off this week with a new set-box that will make it easier for DSL providers to deliver Internet Protocol Television.

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Alaskan drilling plan faces House vote

A controversial plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge may come to a final vote this week in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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