Archive: 06/2/2006

SPEAR3 Accelerator Approved for 500mA

This spring the Department of Energy gave SPEAR3 license to run the accelerator at 500 milliamperes (mA), the current the accelerator was designed to use. Since it opened in January 2004, the machine has operated ...

Jun 02, 2006
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Project seeks monsoon storm source

This monsoon season will be like no other, according to Joseph Zehnder, a meteorologist with Arizona State University. The reason is because it will be studied more extensively than any other monsoon season.

Jun 02, 2006
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Thirty Meter Telescope Passes Conceptual Design Review

The detailed design for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) developed by a U.S.-Canadian team is capable of delivering on the full promise of its enormous light-collecting area, according to the findings of an independent panel ...

Jun 02, 2006
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U.S. cancer doctors to debate care costs

The American Society of Clinical Oncology's agenda at its Atlanta meeting includes a first time debate on cost-benefit analysis of cancer treatment.

Jun 02, 2006
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Sensor opens up study of crucial molecule

MIT scientists have discovered a way to monitor a crucial molecule as it goes about its business within living cells. The molecule, nitric oxide (NO), plays critical roles in the human body -- from the destruction ...

Jun 02, 2006
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Size Matters: From Aerosol Particles to Cloud Droplets

Clouds play a central role in the Earth’s climate system and water cycle. A cloud’s behavior depends to a great extent on the number and size of the droplets it is made of. Since each of these droplets ...

Jun 02, 2006
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YouTube rises above video competitors

It's the goal of every Internet startup: become the next cool thing. And despite the planning, the focus groups and the cool perks for customers, it either happens or it doesn't.

Jun 02, 2006
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Globe Talk: Enron's broadband debacle

Enron was nothing if not flamboyant and eager to pursue the latest business trends. While its focus was on energy trading, it had expanded into telecommunications among other industries as executives cooked the books and ...

Jun 02, 2006
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