Archive: 19/08/2005

Kids walking to, from school are healthier

Children who walk to school have higher overall daily physical activity levels compared with those who travel by car, bus or train, a British study says.

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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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GE Global Research Develops ''Ideal'' Carbon Nanotube Diode

GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced the development of an ideal carbon nanotube diode that operates at the "theoretical limit," or best possible performance. ...

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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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