Archive: 03/23/2006

Florida gets a new tourist: hurricane fans

New types of tourists will be heading for Florida this year, not wanting sun and sand, instead yearning for big storms and willing to pay for them.

Mar 23, 2006
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Problem: What to do with 7 million fish

About 125 years ago a few carp were introduced into Utah Lake and began multiplying -- now Utah officials don't know how to get rid of 7.5 million carp.

Mar 23, 2006
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Sony sees the online light

Sony Computer Entertainment President Phil Harrison announced Wednesday the pending launch of the PS3's brand-new online service, currently dubbed the "PlayStation Network Platform," which will be the long-awaited ...

Mar 23, 2006
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Bush considers raising fuel standards

The Bush administration is reportedly considering raising the fuel standards that are required for vehicles sold across the nation.

Mar 23, 2006
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Bird flu claims five lives in Azerbaijan

World Health Organization officials say five more deaths attributed to avian flu have been reported in Azerbaijan, the Novosti news agency reported.

Mar 23, 2006
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Swedish mathematician receives Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will award the 2006 Abel Prize to mathematician Lennart Carleson of Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology.

Mar 23, 2006
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New map of the Milky Way charts where stars are born

A team of astronomers from Boston University's Institute for Astrophysical Research has produced the clearest map to-date of the giant gas clouds in the Milky Way that serve as the birthplaces of stars. Using ...

Mar 23, 2006
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Unusual Binary Star: White Dwarf With a Cool Companion

An international researcher team under the direction of Dr. Thorsten Nagel of the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Tübingen recently discovered an unusual close binary star system. It consists ...

Mar 23, 2006
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A Truly 'Super' Fluid

In the world of quantum mechanics, surprising discoveries are often made. For instance, what happens when you take a fermionic superfluid and convert it into a bosonic superfluid? The answer: a new superfluid that has surprising ...

Mar 23, 2006 feature
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Mars meteorite similar to bacteria-etched earth rocks

A new study of a meteorite that originated from Mars has revealed a series of microscopic tunnels that are similar in size, shape and distribution to tracks left on Earth rocks by feeding bacteria. And though ...

Mar 23, 2006
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Live webcast from Turkey of Mar. 29 total solar eclipse

On March 29, just prior to a rare, four-minute total eclipse of the sun, three University of California, Berkeley, astronomers will take the stage in a 1,900-year-old Roman amphitheater in Turkey to introduce ...

Mar 23, 2006
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New coating protects steel and superalloys

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new ceramic-based coating for steel and superalloys that prevents corrosion, oxidation, carburization and sulfidation that commonly occur ...

Mar 23, 2006
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