Archive: 12/22/2005

Two New Moons Discovered Around Uranus

To the surprise of astronomers, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a pair of new rings around the distant planet Uranus. The largest is twice the diameter of the planet’s previously known rings. ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Cell-based Nano Machine Breaks Record

Researchers have known for some time that a long, fibrous coil grown by a single-cell protozoan is, gram for gram, more powerful than a car engine. Now, researchers at Whitehead Institute -- together with colleagues ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Unique telescope looks at the universe

CONDOR, a deuterium observation telescope receiver, opened its eye to the universe for the first time last month and opened a new chapter in astronomy.

Dec 22, 2005
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China faces barriers in RFID adoption

Wal-Mart may be trying hard to convince its leading suppliers to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging on shipments, but pushing this technology's introduction to the Chinese manufacturers that ship between 50 ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Spitzer Unveils Infant Stars in the Christmas Tree Cluster

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have given the world a spectacular new picture of a star-forming region called the "Christmas Tree Cluster," complete with first-ever views of a group of newborn ...

Dec 22, 2005
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The end of cheap gas: U.S. automakers are running on empty

The federal government recently acknowledged that the era of cheap gas has come to an end. Now it's high time that U.S. automakers did the same, says University of Michigan auto industry expert Walter McManus.

Dec 22, 2005
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Spallation Neutron Source Amazing Science Facts

The New Year is bringing the science community a grand present: The Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. On schedule for completion in 2006, the Department of Energy's new science facility ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Ancient Jawless Vertebrates Used Novel Immune Responses

Researchers recently discovered that the sea lamprey, a modern representative of ancient jawless vertebrates, fights invading pathogens by generating up to 100 trillion unique receptors. These receptors, referred ...

Dec 22, 2005
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