Archive: 12/13/2005

Study: Amazon trees older than believed

A University of California-Irvine scientist says many trees in the Amazon tropical forests are much older than previously believed.

Dec 13, 2005
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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.

Dec 13, 2005
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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.

Dec 13, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 13, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 13, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 13, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 13, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 13, 2005
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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 ...

Dec 13, 2005
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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.

Dec 13, 2005
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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.

Dec 13, 2005
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