Archive: 10/11/2005

Tiny bubbles a storehouse of knowledge

Fluid inclusions – tiny bubbles of fluid or vapor trapped inside rock as it forms – are clues to the location of ores and even petroleum; and they are time capsules that contain insights on the power of volcanoes and ...

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Life's Building Blocks Are Common In Space

A team of NASA exobiology researchers revealed today organic chemicals that play a crucial role in the chemistry of life are common in space. "Our work shows a class of compounds that is critical to biochemistry is ...

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Climate change will stress stormwater drainage systems

The storm that dropped over 10 inches of rain on the Keene, NH area this past weekend will be a more frequent phenomenon due to climate change, according to two New Hampshire researchers. Michael Simpson and Latham Stack ...

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Nortel to beef up Trinidad-Tobago wireless

The islands of Trinidad and Tobago will soon be hooked up to 3G wireless broadband under an agreement between the country's main telecom company and Nortel.

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MTV launches college broadband channel

America's popular MTV television network has created a new network of original content aimed at college audiences and available exclusively over broadband.

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System sends disaster info via wireless

A bill currently making its way through the U.S. Senate calls for development of a notification system that would use wireless and cellular technology to convey lifesaving information in the event of terrorist attacks and ...

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More 'Hobbit' bones are discovered

Paleontologists digging on the remote Indonesian island of Flores say they've found more bones of Homo floresiensis, a tiny hominin species.

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Brownian motion under the microscope

An international group of researchers from the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the University of Texas at Austin and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany have demonstrated that ...

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