Archive: 07/21/2005

NASA honors former astronaut John Young

Space pioneer John Young has been named a NASA Ambassador of Exploration. The award, along with a commemorative moon rock, were presented Wednesday during a ceremony at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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Size matters: preventing large mammal extinction

Saving large mammals such as elephants and rhino from extinction could be made more effective by focusing efforts on individual species as well as their habitats. Scientists at the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of ...

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Christians may have copied Jewish rites

Scientists say radiocarbon dating of organic material from the catacombs of ancient Rome indicates Christians might have copied Jewish burial customs.

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Is ours the only universe?

Is ours the only universe? Astronomers Chris Palma and Jane Charlton answer: Palma: There's a distinction that needs to be made here. When we loosely throw around the term "universe," usually what we mean ...

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IBM Storage Services Maintains Worldwide Lead in Market Share

IBM today announced that it continues to lead in the 2004 storage services marketplace based on revenue throughout Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific and Japan, according to a recent Gartner annual report on the worldwide storage ...

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Revelations about the center of the Earth

Recently, seismologists have observed that the speed and direction of seismic waves in Earth’s lower mantle, between 400 and 1,800 miles below the surface, vary tremendously. "I think we may have discovered ...

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'Satellites and the city'

Just how does society's desire to live in densely populated areas have the potential to change our Earth's climate? According to a new paper, satellites can help us answer that question.

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R&D 100 award for inexpensive gamma ray detector device

Douglas S. McGregor and Walter McNeil have a philosophy: use clever methods to keep things simple. "You can always add more circuitry to make things complex, but that is just more to break down," McGregor said. "If we kee ...

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