Archive: 12/16/2005

Scientist: Kong Lives!

Cinematically, at least, King Kong crashes into the American imagination about every three decades, and he's wreaking havoc again in theaters starting this week. Gregg Mitman, professor of the history of science ...

Dec 16, 2005
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New Microlab on Chip for Medical Imaging Biomarkers

A collaboration among scientists at UCLA, the California Institute of Technology, Stanford, Siemens and Fluidigm has developed a new technology using integrated microfluidic chips for simplifying, lowering ...

Dec 16, 2005
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Why do some people gain weight when others don't?

Do you have that friend—the one who can eat endless hot fudge sundaes and never gain weight? Or do you sometimes feel that even if you worked out three hours a day and ate nothing but celery sticks, you couldn't ...

Dec 16, 2005
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Pulsar Racing Through Space Reveals Comet-Like Trail

A team led by Dr. Patrizia Caraveo of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Milan discovered this cometary trail with data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Archive. The discovery follows ...

Dec 16, 2005
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Sea slug mixes chemical defense before firing at predators

When threatened by predators, sea slugs defend themselves by ejecting a potent inky secretion into the water consisting of hydrogen peroxide, ammonia and several types of acids. A team of researchers with the ...

Dec 16, 2005
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U.K. scientists say 2005 hottest ever

British scientists have calculated 2005 was the warmest year on record in the Northern Hemisphere, at least since records began being kept in the 1860s.

Dec 16, 2005
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BlackBerry blackout looms for millions

A growing legal quarrel over patent rights could lead to a shutdown of BlackBerry service to millions of subscribers in the United States.

Dec 16, 2005
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Shuttle foam to be left off fuel tank

The insulating foam on the space shuttle that broke loose during liftoff last July, will be removed from future launches, NASA officials said in Houston.

Dec 16, 2005
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Globe Talk: Turkey delights Vodafone

There should be satisfaction in beating out the competition to win over a company in a country with much potential. But while Vodafone executives may be rejoicing over their deal to buy out Turkey's Telsim earlier this week, ...

Dec 16, 2005
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Wireless World: Lawsuit a marketing move?

A lawsuit filed this week against Microsoft Corp. might be part of a sophisticated marketing and media strategy to better position the wireless software company filing the patent case, Visto Corp., as an another, viable alternative ...

Dec 16, 2005
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