Archive: 09/23/2004

Strong Quake Could Trigger A Tsunami in Southern California

With a strong enough jolt — a 7.6 -magnitude earthquake - the seafloor under Catalina Island could be violently thrust upward, causing a tsunami along the Southern California coast, according to researchers at ...

Sep 23, 2004
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Sony's Major Strategic Shift: MP3 Format Support

Sony Corp., an electronics giant, said on Thursday that in future some of its new MP3 player models will feature direct support for MP3 format in addition to its own proprietary ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acous ...

Sep 23, 2004
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Hubbles most sensitive images show distant galaxies

The recently released Hubble Space Telescope Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) - the most sensitive image of the distant universe ever obtained - has provided UK astronomers with a window on star formation when the universe was young, revealing some of the earliest sta ...

Sep 23, 2004
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Genesis Mission Status Report

The Genesis team has shipped its first scientific sample from the mission's specially constructed cleanroom at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Dugway, Utah. The sample, containing what are known as "lid foils, ...

Sep 23, 2004
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New Insights into Hydrated Electrons

Sometimes, it pays to think small. By observing how a single electron behaves amid a cluster of water molecules, a team of scientists has gained a better understanding of a fundamental process that drives a ...

Sep 23, 2004
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New structure found deep within West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Ice sheet more susceptible to change than previously thought Scientists have found a remarkable new structure deep within the West Antarctic Ice Sheet which suggests that the whole ice sheet is more susceptible to future ch ...

Sep 23, 2004
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Wireless system to monitor volcanoes

Seismologists, Ecuadorian officials, area residents could benefit from improved data A rumbling South American volcano has gone wireless: Computer scientists at Harvard University have teamed up with seismologists at the Unive ...

Sep 23, 2004
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British scientists zero in on the birth of the universe

British scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Exeter discovered that the evolution of the Universe was much slower than previously thought. Dr. Andrew Bunker, who studied images taken by the Hubble ...

Sep 23, 2004
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European Astronomy Gets New Vision

A new vision for radio astronomy is bringing together all 20 of Europe’s leading radioastronomy institutes. They plan to build on existing collaboration and significantly enhance the quality and quantity of science currently ...

Sep 23, 2004
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Coast-mapping satellites will follow the tides

Satellite image acquisitions will be synchronised with the tides as part of an ambitious new project to map coastlines from space. Formally beginning in September, ESA's COASTCHART project aims to develop and quali ...

Sep 23, 2004
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