Archive: 03/16/2006

EPA acts on clean air interstate rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it's taken several actions to assure "timely and efficient implementation" of the Clean Air Interstate Rule.

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EPA wants nanotechnology studied

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded grants worth $5 billion Thursday for a study of the health and environmental effects of nanotechnology.

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New Satellite Data On Universe's First Trillionth Second

Scientists peering back to the oldest light in the universe have new evidence to support the concept of inflation. The concept poses the universe expanded many trillion times its size in less than a trillionth ...

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EPA's perchlorate goal is criticized

A panel of scientists says a proposed federal limit of 24.5 parts per billion on the toxic chemical perchlorate in drinking water is too high.

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Feds fail to protect U.S. sheep industry

Decades of federally subsidized predator control has failed to prevent a sheep industry decline, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society says.

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PTO unveils new patent filing system

A new electronic patent application filing system to be used by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was launched Thursday by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Known as EFS-Web, the new system allows patent filers anywhere ...

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'Relativity' Speaking

“If you want to assume something, fine. But just don’t say Einstein assumed it also.” Ralph Baierlein, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, believes tha ...

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Columbia University retracts three papers

Columbia University has retracted three published papers because experiments allegedly performed by a graduate student author couldn't be replicated.

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