Archive: 14/03/2006

Rare volcanic plumes create uncommonly dangerous ash flows

Three unique photographs of a recent volcanic eruption in a remote part of Ecuador show a plume unlike any previously documented, and hint at a newly recognized hazard, say scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ...

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Rice University researchers create 'nanorice'

Who better to invent "nanorice" than researchers at Rice University? But marketing and whimsy weren't what motivated the team of engineers, physicists and chemists from Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) to make rice-shaped ...

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Israeli election ringtones make a splash

An Israeli mobile operator announced some early returns on Tuesday, ahead of the March 28 general elections: Shas has the most popular political ringtone.

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Google goes to Mars

Not only can the ubiquitous search engine Google supply information, images and other Earth-bound data quickly, it can now also provide views of Mars.

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Aspiring for a broadband revolution

There are more mobile phones and computers in the world's poorest countries than ever, but it's far too early to declare that the technological divide between industrialized and developing nations is shrinking.

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U.S. confirms another mad cow case

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the nation's third case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy -- mad cow disease.

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