Archive: 10/11/2005

Katrina floodwaters not as toxic as feared

Researchers at Louisiana State University say the floodwaters that inundated New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina were not as toxic as feared.

Oct 11, 2005
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Atoms Under Control

Max Planck researchers lay the foundations for a distributed quantum computer with the "quasipermanent" storing of an atom between two mirrors Complex computing operations could be greatly accelerated through m ...

Oct 11, 2005
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Can an Electron be in Two Places at the Same Time?

Max Planck Researchers in Berlin show that for electrons from nitrogen molecules, the wave-particle character exists simultaneously. In something akin to a double-slit experiment, scientists at the Fritz Haber Institute of t ...

Oct 11, 2005
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Putting relativity to the test: was Einstein right?

Almost 90 years after Einstein postulated his general theory of relativity — our current theory of gravity — scientists have finally finished collecting the data that will put this theory to an experimental ...

Oct 11, 2005
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Spirit Preparing For Robotic Arm Work

Spirit is healthy and still performing science in the summit area of "Husband Hill." The rover has acquired a 360-degree panorama from the top of Husband Hill, and has performed remote sensing of other targets of interest. ...

Oct 11, 2005
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S&P sees strong global chip outlook

Standard & Poor's said Monday the global semiconductor industry's outlook should be stable this year and next.

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Samsung appeals against illicit gain

Samsung appealed Tuesday a ruling that its chairman was involved in a deal to transfer control of the company from father to son.

Oct 11, 2005
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Australia Ready For Shenzhou Emergency

Australian authorities are ready to rescue China's next astronauts in the event that the Shenzhou 6 spacecraft makes an emergency landing in Australia.

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Chinese Benefit From Booming Space Technology

"What a sweet, jucy and tasty fruit it is!" says Li Xiaoliang, a local resident in this national capital, while enjoying a kind of grape known as "Space Grape" with its seeds bred with space technology.

Oct 11, 2005
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Scientists to Advance Biology-Liquid Crystal Research

Scientists at Kent State University are poised to take biological research to a new level, thanks to a grant of $860,000 from the W. M. Keck Foundation. This is the third endorsement by the Keck Foundation received by Kent ...

Oct 11, 2005
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Expedition 11, Space Tourist Back on Earth

The Expedition 11 landed back on Earth Monday at 9:09 p.m. EDT after undocking from the international space station at 5:49 p.m. EDT. Commander Sergei Krikalev, Flight Engineer John Phillips and Spaceflight ...

Oct 11, 2005
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Study: Female crickets steered by sound

Cambridge University scientists in England say female crickets react to, and make steering corrections toward, the sound pattern in a male cricket's song.

Oct 11, 2005
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