Archive: 07/18/2005

Fewer elephants with tusks born in China

More of China's male elephants reportedly are being born without tusks because hunting of the animals for their ivory is affecting the gene pool.

Jul 18, 2005
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Congressmen clash over climate study

Two GOP House committee chairmen are publicly arguing over the merits of a study of global temperature trends, The New York Times reported Monday.

Jul 18, 2005
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Archaeologists conduct historic dig

Archaeologists from 19 nations are digging in the Mediterranean to determine how society changed at the end of the classical Greek and Rome periods.

Jul 18, 2005
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Carbon Nanotubes Could Aid Human Bones on the Mend

Osteoporosis sufferers and victims of broken bones may have the tiniest of friends in carbon nanotubes, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. The strength, flexibility and light weight of carbon ...

Jul 18, 2005
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FY -2C Satellite Ready For Full Operation

Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense held a handover ceremony on July 14 for China's first geostationary operational meteorological satellite successfully developed and launched by China Aerospace ...

Jul 18, 2005
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No Show Leaves LEO A Space Duet

The Space Station Expedition 11 crew worked last week on final preparations for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Discovery on its Return to Flight mission (STS-114).

Jul 18, 2005
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Forest Fire Threatens Whipple Observatory

A forest fire sparked by lightning more than a week ago currently is located less than a mile from the Smithsonian's Whipple Observatory. More than 20,000 acres have burned already, and firefighters predict that the fire ...

Jul 18, 2005
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Manitoba meteorite hunter scores again

A new meteorite identified by the Prairie Meteorite Search is posing a mystery about why so many meteorites have been found in eastern Manitoba, and has set a new Canadian record for the man behind the latest ...

Jul 18, 2005
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Opportunity Edges Toward Crater Erebus

Opportunity made impressive progress toward "Erebus Crater" during the week. Four sols of driving totaled 57 meters (187 feet), while slipping less than 10 percent on each drive. A longer drive was plotted for the fifth day.

Jul 18, 2005
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Boeing ScanEagle to Achieve European Air Show First

Boeing ScanEagle will become the first fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to fly at a European public air show, when it takes to the skies at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, July 16 - 17. ...

Jul 18, 2005
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