Archive: 07/19/2005

SSETI Express Sets Off

SSETI Express, the first spacecraft to be designed and built by European students, has set off on the first stage of its journey into space. It recently left ESTEC, in the Netherlands, and is now on its way to Plesetsk, ...

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Cost Of Photovoltaic Concentrators Falling Fast

Solar concentrators using highly efficient photovoltaic solar cells will reduce the cost of electricity from sunlight to competitive levels soon, attendees were told at a recent international conference on the subject.

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Japan to learn cloning skills from S.Korea

Japan will study South Korea's legal guidelines on embryonic stem cell research for "therapeutic cloning" to shape its policy on the morally challenging issue.

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Kids are cynics, too? Yeah, right

Yale University researchers have determined first or second grade children display definite signs of developing cynicism.

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Brand ID: Is a car masculine or feminine?

Languages affect brand perception and the English and Spanish gender system presents specific problems, such as whether a car is masculine or feminine.

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It's, like, a really interesting study

Teenage girls' remarks, such as "She's so not cool," may be dismissed as typical teen talk, but scientists say girls affect the way adolescents speak.

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Pennsylvania fish to be analyzed

Scientists plan to catch 100 fish in the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers this fall to analyze them and the water and sediment in which they swim.

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Quantum decoys foil code-breaking attempts

Laser-lit encryption key has immediate commercial applications Computer code-makers may soon get the upper hand on code-breakers thanks to a new quantum cryptography method designed at the University of Toronto. Quantum c ...

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Drilling set at Chesapeake Bay meteor site

Scientists will drill more than a mile under Chesapeake Bay this fall to study a 35-million-year-old meteorite impact, the Baltimore Sun reported Monday.

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NASA: July 26 Targeted as Earliest Launch Date

Space Shuttle Program managers have continued working through the weekend to determine the failure of an Engine Cut-Off sensor problem that delayed Discovery's first launch attempt.

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