Archive: 11/18/2005

Australia to standardize fish names

A research group said Friday it hopes a list of standard fish names in Australia would be nationally accredited by Christmas.

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Nano World: More funds on nano risk needed

Investigations of the environmental and health implications of nanotechnology are so important that industry and environmentalist groups, normally thought of as opposed toward each other, both told Congress they would support ...

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Few thrilled by ID theft bill

Senate members will soon be voting on a controversial new identity theft bill, but some experts think it doesn't have enough teeth. The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, sponsored by Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Sen. ...

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No new federal funding for Great Lakes

Great Lakes officials said they were stunned when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put a roadblock for $20 billion in lake improvements. President Bush had called the Great Lakes a "national treasure" and ordered ...

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Pa. bear hunt may set record

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said this year's black bear season, which opens Monday, is likely to produce some exceptionally large bears.

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Cisco to acquire Scientific Atlanta

Cisco Systems is acquiring video-equipment supplier Scientific Atlanta in a stock transaction worth just under $7 billion. The companies said Friday the deal creates an "end-to-end triple play solution" for carrier networks.

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New report bolsters theory on the ear’s inner amplifier

Two competing theories exist to explain how the human ear amplifies sound. Now, using ear hair cells from a bullfrog, scientists at Rockefeller provide evidence to bolster the theory they proposed in 1998.

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Senate hearing focuses on repairing levees in New Orleans

It is clear that there were multiple causes for the levee failures in New Orleans, but researchers need to gather more data to better understand what they were and how to rebuild properly after the devastation caused by Hurricane ...

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ISS Exp 12 moved Soyuz spacecraft

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev took a short ride around the International Space Station today, flying their Soyuz spacecraft from one docking port to another.

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Beyond Einstein: A live webcast from around the Globe

Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 12:00 to 24:00 CET CERN and the World Year of Physics International Steering Committee are partnering with some of the world's leading physics laboratories, science museums and technology pa ...

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Polymer gel can block toxic leakage

North Carolina researchers have devised a potentially patentable method to arrest toxic leakages of genetically engineered viruses.

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Survey: Most want evolution taught

U.S. adults want evolution taught in public schools even though most believe God created humans on the sixth day of the universe, a survey found.

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