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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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