Archive: 01/17/2005

Columbia crew catches a mysterious TIGER in the Indian Ocean

An unprecedented flash observed by the space shuttle Columbia crew in 2003 over the Indian Ocean may be a new type of transient luminous event, like lightning sprites, but one that is not necessarily caused by a thunderstorm. ...

Jan 17, 2005
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Philips unveils ultra-small 8-bit microcontroller family

Tiny new devices in 3 x 3 x 0.85mm package offer double the functionality of competing solutions Royal Philips Electronics today introduced two new members of the LPC900 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family. These new dev ...

Jan 17, 2005
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Intel Aligns Around Platforms

Intel Corporation today announced a broad reorganization bringing all major product groups in line with the company’s strategy to drive development of complete technology platforms based on Intel ingredients. In addition, two ...

Jan 17, 2005
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Plastics made from oranges

A Cornell University research group has made a sweet and environmentally beneficial discovery -- how to make plastics from citrus fruits, such as oranges, and carbon dioxide. In a paper published in a recent iss ...

Jan 17, 2005
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Long-lost star catalog discovered on Roman statue

An ancient mystery may have been solved by Louisiana State University Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Bradley E. Schaefer. Schaefer has discovered that the long-lost star catalog of Hipparchus, whi ...

Jan 17, 2005
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Sights and Sounds of Titan

by Dr. Tony Phillips The European Space Agency's (ESA's) Huygens probe, carried to Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft, parachuted to the surface of Saturn's giant moon Titan on Friday, Jan. 14th, revealing finally what lies beneath Titan's thick orange c ...

Jan 17, 2005
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Astronomy’s Case of the Missing Disks

Astronomers announced Jan. 10 that they have a lead in the case of the missing disks. The report was presented by UCLA graduate student and Ph.D. candidate Peter Plavchan; his adviser, Michael Jura; and Sarah ...

Jan 17, 2005
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