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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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