Archive: 02/16/2006

Earth from Space: ALOS sends its first image

This image of Mt. Fuji is the first data to be acquired by Japan’s recently launched Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) on 24 January 2006.

Feb 16, 2006
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Quantum telecloning: Captain Kirk's clone and the eavesdropper

Imagine Captain Kirk being beamed back to the Starship Enterprise and two versions of the Star Trek hero arriving in the spacecraft's transporter room. It happened 40 years ago in an episode of the TV science fiction classic, ...

Feb 16, 2006
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Overseas NOx Could Be Boosting Ozone Levels in U.S.

Large amounts of a chemical that boosts ozone production are being transported to North America from across the Pacific Ocean in May, according to a new report by researchers from Georgia Tech. These higher ...

Feb 16, 2006
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Most Cave Art The Work Of Teens Not Shamans

Long accustomed to lifting mammoth bones from mudbanks and museum shelves and making sketches from cave art to gather details about Pleistocene animal anatomy, renowned paleobiologist and artist R. Dale Guthrie offers a fascinating ...

Feb 16, 2006
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Technology may revolutionize kitchens

Food poisoning may become a thing of the past under a European Union project that would link commercial kitchen appliances to the Internet.

Feb 16, 2006
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'America's Army' game transformed

Sometimes an idea gains an unintended purpose and becomes something else entirely. Vacuum tubes, originally designed as a signal amplifier for radio technologies, became useful in the first computers. Though intended as an ...

Feb 16, 2006
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Briefs: PMC says device meets FCC WiMax rules

A Canadian company says its new digital pre-distortion engines are the first in the industry to meet stringent FCC requirements for WiMax applications.

Feb 16, 2006
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DNA contradicts Mormon scripture

The Mormon Church teaches American Indians are descended from a lost tribe of Israel, but modern DNA test results contradict that tenet.

Feb 16, 2006
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Outback snake fossil indicates lizard link

Australian scientists say the fossil of a snake that lived 30 million years ago has provided yet another insight into reptilian evolution.

Feb 16, 2006
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Study: Elephants might seek revenge

An increasing number of incidents involving African elephants attacking humans is leading some scientists to believe the animals may be seeking revenge.

Feb 16, 2006
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'Nano-Keys' Bind Cell Receptors and Trigger Allergic Reactions

The tumblers of life continue to click as Cornell University researchers have fabricated a set of "nano-keys" on the molecular scale to interact with receptors on cell membranes and trigger larger-scale responses within cells ...

Feb 16, 2006
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