Archive: 04/12/2006

Rice scientists attach motor to single-molecule car

In follow-on work to last year's groundbreaking invention of the world's first single-molecule car, chemists at Rice University have produced the first motorized version of their tiny nanocar. The research is p ...

Apr 12, 2006
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Lunar rocks suggest meteorite shower

New age measurements of lunar rocks returned by the Apollo space missions have revealed that a surprising number of the rocks show signs of melting about 3.9 billion years ago, suggesting that the moon โ€“ ...

Apr 12, 2006
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U.S.-Taiwan satellites to be launched

Six satellites designed to improve weather forecasts and monitor climate change are ready for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Apr 12, 2006
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Developing nations help tropical forests

A rainforest biologist from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama says developing nations may help stop tropical forest destruction.

Apr 12, 2006
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Duke study examines bluebird evolution

Duke University evolutionary ecologists in Durham, N.C., are offering findings that might provide insight into how evolution operates.

Apr 12, 2006
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NASA to open new Smithsonian exhibits

NASA has announced the Washington opening of two Smithsonian exhibits, "Atmosphere: Change in the Air" and "Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely."

Apr 12, 2006
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Power on the go

Mobile devices are becoming more and more intelligent โ€“ allowing users to watch movies on a mobile phone or laptop, or navigate with a PDA โ€“ but at the same time they require increasing amounts of power. To prevent the ...

Apr 12, 2006
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Vega: the star with comets?

The observation of the immediate vicinity of a star other than the Sun has just been carried out for the first time. A debris disc made up of hot (1300 degrees) dust grains, residues of comet evaporation and ...

Apr 12, 2006
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Parrots may block 2nd Australian wind farm

The Australian government has been given data showing wind turbine farm proposed in Tasmania would not harm endangered orange-bellied parrots.

Apr 12, 2006
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Tandberg: Be there now

For global videoconferencing company Tandberg, the company slogan of "Be there now" is more than just a motto -- it's almost a calling.

Apr 12, 2006
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Paramount and Xbox movie showcase deal

Paramount Pictures and Microsoft's Xbox launched Wednesday the Xbox Movie Showcase cross platform marketing program between the movie studio and Xbox Live.

Apr 12, 2006
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Climate change effects on alfalfa studied

University of Navarra biologist Gorka Erice Soreasu determined alfalfa protects itself from effects of climate change through altering a response to CO2 levels.

Apr 12, 2006
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Ethiopian fossils link ape-men with earlier hominids

New fossils discovered in the Afar desert of eastern Ethiopia are a missing link between our ape-man ancestors some 3.5 million years ago and more primitive hominids a million years older, according to an international ...

Apr 12, 2006
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