Archive: 10/13/2005

Intense precipitation expected worldwide

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., say global warming will produce more intense precipitation around the world.

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U.S. may lose its global lead in science

The Washington-based National Academies, the nation's leading science advisory group, is warning the United States may lose its global lead in science.

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Scientific MorphBank to be expanded

A Florida State University researcher is leading an effort to expand MorphBank -- a method for scientists to store, share and study plant or animal images.

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Microfluidics may be a new method of IVF

University of Michigan technology more closely mirroring natural fertilization process is showing promise as a new method of in-vitro fertilization.

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Venus Express nears its launch date

The European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft was attached to a Soyuz-Fregat upper-stage rocket this week in preparation for an Oct. 26 launch.

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Chandra Observatory reveals new star generation

Black holes are often regarded as galactic bullies. With an infamous appetite for stars and mayhem, they're nothing but menacing destroyers. Or are they? For the first time, scientists using NASA's Chandra ...

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Super-smart USB card delivers rich multimedia content

A powerful new platform that delivers high computing power and high channel capacity could help meet consumer demand for multimedia content via PCs, interactive TV and mobile phones. The FULL SPEED project that developed ...

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Outsmarting light

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Christoph Lienau of the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin develops and utilizes novel nanoptical techniques for imaging structures that ...

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Survey: Companies need anti-spyware skills

A survey warns that while most corporate-network users are well aware of spyware, most admit they need more training on avoiding the potential dangers.

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