Archive: 08/16/2005

Krikalev Breaks Time-in-Space Record

Early Tuesday Aug. 16., Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev will become the human with the most cumulative time in space. At 1:44 a.m. EDT he passed the record of 748 days held by Sergei Avdeyev.

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Gender gap in computer science studied

Computer science diplomas are overwhelmingly earned by males, but a study of 21 nations suggests the gender gap involves much more than genetics.

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Mysteries of garlic are revealed

University of California scientists have determined garlic's active ingredients work the same in the same way as the chemicals in chili peppers and wasabi.

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Human-like skin developed for robots

A flexible, electronic skin developed by University of Tokyo researchers may provide robots with a nearly human sense of touch.

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Networking: GM, GE embracing Java

General Motors Corp. is embracing Java-based technologies -- hoping to drive down decisively the cost of integrating network applications used in manufacturing, purchasing, sales, marketing and even engineering, experts told ...

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