Archive: 02/20/2006

Speed cameras and lower speed limits urged

A study by Israeli and U.S. researchers indicates reducing speed limits and the use of speed cameras could reduce road deaths in the United States.

Feb 20, 2006
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Venus Express spacecraft fires main engine

One hundred days after its launch to Venus, the European Space Agency's Venus Express has successfully tested its main engine for the first time in space.

Feb 20, 2006
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Scientist uses dragonflies to better understand flight

If mastering flight is your goal, you can't do better than to emulate a dragonfly. With four wings instead of the standard two and an unusual pitching stroke that allows the bug to hover and even shift into ...

Feb 20, 2006
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Researcher simluate characteristics of planetary cores

University of Minnesota researchers Renata Wentzcovitch and Koichiro Umemoto and Philip B. Allen of Stony Brook University have modeled the properties of rocks at the temperatures and pressures likely to exist at the cores ...

Feb 20, 2006
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Scientists oppose intelligent design

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, meeting in St. Louis, mounted an offensive against intelligent design.

Feb 20, 2006
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Japan baseball teams make more use of IT

Some of Japan's newer baseball teams are using information technology to improve the game experience for fans, a local daily reported Monday.

Feb 20, 2006
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NPR's 'Math Guy' explains changing nature of mathematical proof

Keith Devlin is a consulting professor in Stanford's Mathematics Department and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Some biologists recognize his name because there's an extinct possum named ...

Feb 20, 2006
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New material means 'x-ray specs' no longer required

A new optical effect has been created in a London laboratory that means solid objects such as walls could one day be rendered transparent, scientists report today in the journal Nature Materials.

Feb 20, 2006
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Israeli companies out in force at 3GSM

Forty-four Israeli firms participated in last week's 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor reported.

Feb 20, 2006
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Google in Israel: It's official

Search engine giant Google formally announced the opening of an Israel branch at a news conference Monday.

Feb 20, 2006
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Some scientists cast doubt on Darwin

More than 500 scientists have signed a statement publicly expressing skepticism about the theory of Darwinian evolution.

Feb 20, 2006
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