Archive: 11/17/2005

Company makes bid for space travel

Astronauts and passengers can go to space by 2008 if the company making the spaceship gets the funding, company officials said.

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Probing Question: Which comes first, the words or the music?

Many people know that "Scrambled Eggs" was the working title of the Beatles' "Yesterday," the most-recorded song in history. Paul McCartney dreamed the melody and harmony one night, woke up, turned on a tape recorder, and ...

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DNA Studies Show Microevolution in Penguins

By comparing the genetic code retrieved from 6,000-year-old remains of Adelie penguins in Antarctica with that of modern Adelies living at the same site as their ancestors, an international team of researchers ...

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Soyuz Move at Station on Friday

Even though they'll be traveling at five miles a second and flying independently for about 25 minutes, they won't be going very far.

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Researchers Seeking Cure for Electronics-Killing Whiskers

Environmental groups around the world have been campaigning for years to replace lead-containing solders and protective layers on electronic components with non-hazardous metals and alloys. In response, the ...

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Copper Ridges Nearly Double X-ray Sensor Performance

A series of copper ridges nearly doubles the resolution of experimental X-ray sensors, enabling more precise identification of the X-ray “fingerprints” of different atoms, researchers at the National Institute ...

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IBM's China-win claim irks HP

For IBM, winning its single-biggest contract in China is something to be immensely proud of, and they are understandably eager to publicize it widely, but rival Hewlett Packard is disputing Big Blue's claim that it seized ...

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Beethoven bones may identify his illness

A possible connection between a strand of Beethoven's hair and exhumed bones may show the cause of the classical composer's illness and genius.

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Study: Connection between music, reading

Researchers at Stanford University say they have made a connection between a person's musical training and their ability to process words.

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Los Alamos contract to be decided soon

The fate of U.S. nuclear exploration is waiting on the Department of Energy to decide who will get a contract to operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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