Archive: 23/03/2006

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.

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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 and long-promised ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 a powerful telescope, ...

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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 ...

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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 in gas, liquid, ...

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