Archive: 02/15/2006

Astronomers Find Metal-Rich Distant Galaxy

Astronomers, using the unique capabilities offered by the high-resolution spectrograph UVES on ESO's Very Large Telescope, have found a metal-rich hydrogen cloud in the distant universe. The result may help ...

Feb 15, 2006
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Bright future for new manufacturing technique

By controlling materials at the nanoscale, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers believe they can greatly improve manufacturing processes of products ranging from solar cells to computers to flat-panel displays.

Feb 15, 2006
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The oceans as carbon dioxide sinks: increasing our understanding

German and British scientists have studied the ocean off south-western Africa and have discovered that particles are transported to the deep ocean over thousands of years before being deposited on the seabed. This discovery ...

Feb 15, 2006
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The Web: Free speech -- for Chinese admen

Commercial speech on the Internet -- marketing and advertising -- does not seem to be subject to the same strict censorship standards that political speech is in China, and today, most surprisingly for Westerners, exists ...

Feb 15, 2006
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AIDS drug offered free to the Third World

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has agreed to license its AIDS drug Reyataz free of charge to two Third World generic drug manufacturers.

Feb 15, 2006
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New York state sues the U.S. EPA

New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accusing it of violating the Freedom of Information Act.

Feb 15, 2006
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Conflict with farmers threaten geese

A Netherlands Institute of Ecology scientist in Yerseke says the survival of pink-footed geese is being endangered by a conflict with farmers.

Feb 15, 2006
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How green is my planet?

Scientists from Bournemouth University and the University of Southampton have devised a new method of examining how much of the earth's surface is covered by vegetation and assessing the state of health of ...

Feb 15, 2006
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Tech huge factor in being 'cool'

No longer are today's generation of cool kids defined by the brand names they wear -- now they're defined as being the "Creatives," according to a recent study.

Feb 15, 2006
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Pilots may get help in avoiding turbulence

A University of Alabama-Huntsville study of data from weather satellites may soon help pilots avoid turbulence caused by convective thunderstorms.

Feb 15, 2006
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