Archive: 10/11/2005

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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Briefs: Congress calls for telecom reform

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said Wednesday laws regarding telecommunications must be made quickly to meet the rapidly changing nature of the industry.

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Your bioweapon is in the mail

A New Scientist magazine study suggests it would not be difficult for a terrorist to obtain genes from the smallpox virus or a similarly vicious pathogen.

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