Archive: 08/12/2005

Errors in the Measurement of Global Warming Corrected

New Haven, Conn. — The effect of the sun’s heat on weather balloons largely accounts for a data discrepancy that has long contributed to a dispute over the existence of global warming, according to a report by scientists ...

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MIT finds genetic clue to bone and fat production

MIT researchers have identified a gene that helps control the balance between bone and fat in the human body, a discovery that could pave the way for the prevention of childhood obesity and the treatment of osteoporosis.

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New observations and climate model data

For the first time, new climate observations and computer models provide a consistent picture of recent warming of Earth’s tropical atmosphere.

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Wireless World: Chips track license plates

A controversial plan to embed radio frequency identification chips in license plates in the United Kingdom also may be coming to the United States, experts told UPI's Wireless World.

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Volcanic blast influences climate

The volcanic ash cloud created by a volcanic blast can alter interactions between the atmosphere and sun, affecting climate patterns, say U.S. scientists.

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter blasts off

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 41 aboard NASA's first Atlas V rocket.

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U.S. cybersecurity called "alarming"

The United States' information technology infrastructure is "highly vulnerable to terrorist and criminal attacks," an expert has said.

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Plugging the leaks in a quantum computer

New work by two researchers at HP Laboratories Bristol sets out to solve one of the major difficulties in quantum computer architectures that use directly interacting qubits.

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More biodiversity at Chernobyl

Nineteen years after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, researchers say the surrounding land in Ukraine has more biodiversity.

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Combination power-heat system created

U.S. grocery stores, schools, hotels and hospitals are likely candidates for a high-efficiency system that provides heating, cooling and electric power.

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