Archive: 19/08/2005

Swedes bringing faster Internet to U.K.

Great Britain is expected to soon approve a new generation of broadband offered by a Swedish ISP that is capable of speeds of 24 Mbps.

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Discovery Set for Return to Kennedy Space Center

NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery ferry flight departs no earlier than Friday morning, Aug. 19, and arrives at KSC no earlier than 5:30 p.m. EDT, Saturday. Live coverage of Discovery's departure and arrival will be available ...

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Swift Satellite Finds Newborn Black Holes

Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite say they have found newborn black holes, just seconds old, in a confused state of existence. The holes are consuming material falling into them while somehow propelling other material ...

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'Fold here,' say 130,000 computers

It's already made computations equal to a single PC running continuously for more than 14,000 years. It has 83,000 human members and more than 130,000 machines. It may be among the 20 largest "computers" in the world. It's ...

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Station Crew Wraps Up Spacewalk

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips closed the airlock hatch of the Pirs docking compartment at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, ending a successful spacewalk on the International Space Station. ...

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New Microprinting Technique Improves Nanoscale Fabrication

Scientists will announce next month a new technique called microdisplacement printing, which makes possible the highly precise placement of molecules during the fabrication of nanoscale components for electronic and sensing ...

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Ancestors wore shoes some 26,000 years ago

The first supportive footwear came into use in western Eurasia between 26,000 and 30,000 years ago, says a study by Washington University in St. Louis.

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Red Water Sausages

Lying brilliantly at the base of the Space Shuttle on the launch pad is a curious pair of rectangles that look like two swimming pools filled with large red sausages.

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