Archive: 12/15/2005

Penn State studies storm-phobic canines

Penn State University researchers have determined pet owners can't resolve storm phobia in their dogs, but having a multi-dog home may reduce stress.

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Indian telecom presses the red button

What could be the cheapest mode of communication, tying a note to a homing pigeon or making a mobile call? Ask this of Tata Teleservices, one of India's most aggressive mobile-phone service providers, and the company would ...

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Errors possible in evolution sticker case

Three U.S. appellate judges indicate a Georgia judge erred in ruling the placement of evolution disclaimer stickers in science books is unconstitutional.

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NASA signs homeland security agreement

NASA and Homeland Security officials have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and coordinate research and development projects.

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Stretchable silicon could be next wave in electronics

The next wave in electronics could be wavy electronics. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a fully stretchable form of single-crystal silicon with micron-sized, wav ...

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The Cosmic Shredder and the Magnetar

No, it is not the title of the next Harry Potter book - but the latest discoveries from NASA's Swift mission which is studying gamma-ray bursts (GRB's) - the most powerful explosions occurring in the Universe. ...

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Experts disagree about earthquake risk

Three independent analyses of the New Madrid seismic zone centered in Missouri indicates the fault line indicates little or no movement.

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Progress to Sub for Santa at Space Station

A new Progress will bring Christmas gifts to the International Space Station, but there will be no Santa coming down a chimney. The unpiloted cargo carrier will use the Pirs Docking Compartment.

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