Archive: 12/04/2006

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 published in ...

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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€“ and its nearby ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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 ...

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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 collisions between ...

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