Archive: 12/13/2005

New Mexico to be site of spaceport

Officials from the London-based Virgin Galactic and New Mexico say they've signed an agreement to build a $200 million spaceport.

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S.C. may teach human origin theories

Proponents of teaching various theories of human origin, including creationism, have gained support from the state's public school reform oversight panel.

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Fusion project ITER presented to European Industry

Over six hundred representatives from European industry and fusion research institutes gathered in Barcelona on 13/14 December, for a two-day workshop named “ITER – Opportunities for European Industry”. The goal of ...

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Riding the ultra wideband communications wave

Ultra wideband usually refers to a radio communications technique based on transmitting very-short-duration pulses, down to nanoseconds (billionths of a second) or picoseconds (trillionths). The occupied bandwidth ...

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ESA accelerates towards a new space thruster

ESA has confirmed the principle of a new space thruster that may ultimately give much more thrust than today's electric propulsion techniques. The concept is an ingenious one, inspired by the northern and southern ...

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Hubble 'weighs' Dog Star's companion

For astronomers, it's always been a source of frustration that the nearest white-dwarf star is buried in the glow of the brightest star in the nighttime sky. This burned-out stellar remnant is a faint companion ...

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Magnetic transistor could 'dial in' quantum effects

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists from Rice University is preparing a unique probe in hopes of "dialing in" elusive quantum states called "quantum criticalities." The team is using nanotechnology to create ...

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Fissure to Give Birth to New Sea

The Associated Press (AP) has reported the discovery of a fissure that could soon develop into a new ocean basin in the northeast of Ethiopia. The fissure, which has been examined by scientists from Ethiopia, America and ...

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Earthlink buys VPN provider New Edge

Earthlink Tuesday agreed to purchase VPN provider New Edge Networks in a move to bolster its presence in business communications.

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Texas wind farm plan creates controversy

Controversy swirled in Sarita, Texas, during a public hearing about what would be the first large wind energy project along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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