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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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