Archive: 11/11/2005

Russia predicts further telecom growth

Russia's telecom sector is expected to continue its steady growth relative to the country's GDP, Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman said Friday.

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Study: Past global warming altered forests

The concept of Pennsylvania palmettos and magnolias in Minnesota may not be too far-fetched in view of research by a University of Florida paleontologist.

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Article Examines a Disputed Einstein Paper

Apparently, even Einstein wasn't always an "Einstein." A University of Arkansas professor's article relates physicist Albert Einstein's reaction to a negative critique on a paper he had written on gravitational ...

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Lunar Lawn Mower

Scientists are brainstorming ways to put troublesome moondust to good use. "If you can't lick 'em, join 'em," goes a cliché that essentially means "figure out how to live with whatever you can't get rid of. ...

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Scientists teach worms to learn

Worms, like people, tend to avoid foods that have made them sick in the past. By coaxing worms to select only healthy choices from a menu of bacteria, Rockefeller scientists show that one brain chemical, serotonin, ...

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Bird flu may over-stimulate immune system

Researchers in Hong Kong say the H5N1 bird flu virus may provoke an excessive immune reaction, explaining why it is deadly even to the young and healthy.

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Court Judgement is no Carte-Blanche for DoSsers

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the legal implications of a recent court ruling that a denial of service (DoS) e-mail attack did not constitute a crime under UK law. So does this ruling mean that people who maliciously ...

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From passive applications to sentient machines

We are close to the point where new types of automated routines and software applications could operate independently of direct human control to carry out prescribed tasks. Helping us arrive, researchers have designed a model ...

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Edmond Fitzgerald sinking recreated

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say they've created a simulation of the 1975 Lake Superior storm that sank the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald.

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Study: Europeans are of hunter ancestry

A DNA study suggests Europeans owe their ancestry mainly to Stone Age hunters, not to later migrants who brought farming to Europe from the Middle East. ...

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ISS crew to talk with high school students

NASA will celebrate International Education Week by arranging for International Space Station crewmembers to speak with Virginia high school students.

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