Archive: 02/15/2006

A fresh spin in quantum physics: The 'spin triplet' supercurrent

For the first time, scientists have created a “spin triplet” supercurrent through a ferromagnet over a long distance. Achieved with a magnet developed at Brown University and the University of Alabama, the feat upends ...

Feb 15, 2006
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'SensorNet' surveillance network studied

Fort Bragg, N.C., might become the model for a national network of sensors, alarms and video surveillance to help protect against terrorism.

Feb 15, 2006
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Scientists Uncover Lost Maya Ruins – from Space

Remains of the ancient Maya culture, mysteriously destroyed at the height of its reign in the ninth century, have been hidden in the rainforests of Central America for more than 1,000 years. Now, NASA and University of New ...

Feb 15, 2006
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Rome displays Thracian treasures

What is described as a spectacular archaeological exhibit focusing on Bulgaria's Thracian heritage opened Wednesday at Rome's Palazzo del Quirinale.

Feb 15, 2006
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E-money gains further ground in Japan

It's been a year since East Japan Railway decided to concentrate on getting more of its riders to use an electronic money system for everything from buying commuting tickets to purchasing magazines for the train ride. The ...

Feb 15, 2006
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Ohio changes its mind regarding evolution

The state of Ohio has changed its mind about the teaching of evolution, dropping a rule mandating inclusion of anti-evolution material in biology classes.

Feb 15, 2006
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Feds say eagles no longer are endangered

The U.S. government wants to remove eagles from the endangered species list, noting the population has gone from 413 breeding pairs in 1963 to 7,066 today.

Feb 15, 2006
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Company to offer 3-D navigation for 3G

An Israeli company exhibiting at this week's 3GSM 2006 conference in Barcelona, Spain, plans to announce that its 3-D navigation technology, currently available in some Japanese cars, will be accessible to mobile devices ...

Feb 15, 2006
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Study: Babies have inherent number sense

Duke University scientists have found 7-month-old babies have an inherent sense of numerical concepts, regardless of their mathematical abilities.

Feb 15, 2006
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Antarctic snow inaccurate temperature archive

According to Dutch researcher Michiel Helsen, annual and seasonal temperature fluctuations are not accurately recorded in the composition of the snow of Antarctica. His research into the isotopic composition ...

Feb 15, 2006
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