Archive: 17/11/2005

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.

dateNov 17, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

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 ...

dateNov 17, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

Experts: Don't worry about holiday turkeys carrying avian flu

After reading headlines and hearing news reports almost every day for months about the spread of avian flu in Asia and other regions, it's understandable that consumers in the United States are questioning the wisdom of preparing ...

dateNov 17, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

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 has shown ...

dateNov 17, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

Hubble, Sloan Quadruple Number of Known Optical Einstein Rings

Astronomers have combined two powerful astronomical assets, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, to identify 19 new "gravitationally lensed" galaxies. Among these 19, they have found eight ...

dateNov 17, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

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.

dateNov 17, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0

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 European Union ...

dateNov 17, 2005 in
shares0 comments 0