Archive: 10/17/2005

Disaster lessons: What you don't know can kill you

Something remarkable happened on the island closest to the epicenter of the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake last December: Only seven of the island's 78,000 inhabitants died. This is despite the fact tsunamis hit the island ...

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Is America's oil age already waning?

The United States is at a crossroads: Americans want more oil, but they are split on whether it's worth the international political cost or the environmental damage. The situation seems hopeless, unless you're a geologically ...

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MIT space cameras take first pictures

X-ray cameras designed by MIT astrophysicists are a key component of a new instrument aboard an orbiting Japanese observatory that will probe the secrets of such phenomena as exploding stars.

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Sanyo Epson Develops High-Resolution LCDs

Sanyo Epson has announced the development of three new high-resolution LCDs featuring "Photo Fine Chromarich" technology that achieves more than 100% coverage of the NTSC color gamut. Mass production of the ...

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Qubit link could pave the way for first quantum computers

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made a major breakthrough which could pave the way for a new type of high-speed computer. Professor Richard Winpenny, of the School of Chemistry and a team of international res ...

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More extreme weather is predicted

Purdue University scientists say extreme weather events, such as floods and heat waves, may increase in frequency and severity during the next century.

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Cyber Cowboys And Virtual Shepherds

Three recently patented CSIRO inventions are set to provide farmers with the ability to monitor and herd their livestock with no more effort than the push of a laptop button.

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New stem cell techniques spare embryos

Two teams of scientists say they have each devised unique methods to obtain embryonic stem cells without destroying a viable embryo.

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Building A Better Rocket Engine

When you think of future rocket technology, you probably think of ion propulsion, antimatter engines and other exotic concepts. Not so fast!

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NASA Prepares For Arrival Of Comet Samples To Houston

Particles gathered near a comet in deep space that are due to arrive at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, in January may help scientists better understand comets and their role in the early solar system.

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New site features 'live' images from Mars

A new Web site at ASU provides the public and scientists “live” views of Mars. A scrolling panel that runs continually at http://themis.asu.edu shows visual and infrared images of Mars as they are received ...

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