Archive: 11/14/2006

First Far Eastern Leopard Captured in Southeast Russia

Just three days after catching a Siberian tiger in the Russian Far East, an international team led by biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society captured another species last week that carries the dubious distinction ...

Nov 14, 2006
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Lenovo Puts a New Spin on the ThinkPad Tablet PC

Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X60 Tablet, a new convertible tablet PC marking a technology trifecta for innovation, portability and performance — with two new screen choices and other innovative Lenovo ...

Nov 14, 2006
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Return of the Leonids

On Sunday, Nov. 19th, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. The result: a shower of Leonid meteors.

Nov 14, 2006
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Wielding the subtle weapons of a fungus

It doesn’t look appetizing: when Ustilago maydis attacks a maize plant, its cobs bear hideous tumours rather than crunchy niblets. So far, no effective means of combating the maize smut pathogen has been ...

Nov 14, 2006
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COROT and the new chapter of planetary searches

The launch of COROT on 21 December 2006 is a long awaited event in the quest to find planets beyond our Solar System. Searching from above the Earth's atmosphere, COROT – the CNES project with ESA participation ...

Nov 14, 2006
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NASA Nanotechnology Comes to Market

Finding affordable ways to make technology available to everyone is a common challenge. Now, a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. has done that with the process that creates "nanotubes."

Nov 14, 2006
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Scientists use pixels to ease amputees' pain

Academics from the School of Computer Science and School of Psychological Sciences have developed a virtual reality system, which gives the illusion that a person's amputated limb is still there.

Nov 14, 2006
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