Archive: 10/17/2005

Harnessing Flea Power To Create Near-Perfect Rubber

In a world first, CSIRO scientists have copied nature to produce a near-perfect rubber from resilin, the elastic protein which gives fleas their remarkable jumping ability and helps insects fly. This important research breakthrough ...

Oct 17, 2005
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First powder injection molding process for pure niobium

Penn State researchers have developed the first powder injection molding process for pure niobium, a biocompatible material similar to platinum and titanium but cheaper. The researchers, who are based in the University's Cen ...

Oct 17, 2005
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Expedition 12 Settle Into Their New Home

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev are spending their first few days alone on the station following last Monday's safe return of their predecessors.

Oct 17, 2005
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U.S. Senate eyes ending analog TV in 2009

A Senate committee will meet Wednesday to discuss a new plan to end analog television broadcasts in the United States in early 2009.

Oct 17, 2005
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China Completes World's Highest Railway To Tibet

China announced on Saturday completion of the world's highest railway, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which stretches 1,956 kilometers from Xining to Lhasa cities in western China.

Oct 17, 2005
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