Archive: 08/13/2004

Global Warming Causes More Bad Air Days

While researchers at Columbia's New York Climate and Health Project (NYCHP) were investigating the health impacts of climate change in the New York metropolitan region, they were simultaneously collaborating on a national ...

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Energy - More bang for the buck

Spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors could be minimized and burn-up potentially doubled if Gamma Engineering's new silicon carbide-based cladding proves viable. Conventional cladding, the tubing that contains the enriched ...

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Transmission - Grains of insight into the grid

The way growing piles of sand behave -- with bursts of energy that result in large and small avalanches -- has served as a model for fusion researchers seeking insight into the way magnetically confined plasmas behave in ...

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Kodak Sells Remote Sensing Systems to ITT Industries

- ITT Industries' new Space Systems Division well positioned to address opportunities available in $6 billion science, government and commercial remote sensing markets - RSS is ITT's third strategic acquisition ...

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Hubble Captures a Celestial Geode

In this unusual image, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the celestial equivalent of a geode -- a gas cavity carved by the stellar wind and intense ultraviolet radiation from a hot young ...

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Greece's Largest Solar Roof in Athens Installed for Olympic Games

In time for the Olympic Games RWE SCHOTT Solar has begun operation of the country’s largest rooftop solar-energy unit in Athens. Supported by its Greek and German partners, this will help the company to further strengthen its market position in Greece. ...

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Nanotechnology of carbon and related materials

PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS A OCTOBER ISSUE Nanotechnology of carbon and related materials - a theme issue compiled and edited by Mauricio Terrones and Humberton Terrones This century has started with an increasing interest ...

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Mars Software Honored by NASA

NASA has selected a data visualization and simulation software package used by Mars rovers and landers, and a software package that can be used in aerospace and industrial flow fluid applications, as the "best of the ...

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Tunguska Event: New Details and Sensational Theory

During the press conference in Krasnoyarsk, Yuri Lavbin, the head of the last expedition, confirmed that parts of an extraterrestrial device had been discovered. The new expedition, organized by the Siberian ...

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Storms and Olympic Games from Space

The International Space Station offers a unique view of some of the week's biggest news events. Its cameras have captured video of the two major storms developing in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, as wel ...

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Helping develop wireless Internet services

New architectural guidelines to assist programmers develop wireless Internet services for 3G devices such as PDAs, camera-phones, data terminals, etc and overcome difficulties such as reduced screen sizes, varying bandwidth, ...

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