Archive: 12/23/2005

Satellite launch to boost DTH in India

The successful launch Thursday of India's heaviest satellite from spaceport of Kourou in French Guyana may have boosted the country's space research efforts to yet another level, but it has also lifted the ...

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WiMax Forum certifications expected

The WiMax Forum hasn't confirmed or denied reports that the first certifications for products will be unveiled next month.

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Sensational new discovery of Dodo bones on Mauritius

On Friday, October 28, 2005, a Dutch-Mauritian research team discovered the very first intact layer of bones and botanical materials, including Dodo remains. The material's age is estimated at 2000 to 3000 ...

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Workers exposed to plutonium at Los Alamos

Five workers at New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory are being monitored after an accident resulted in plutonium being found inside their noses.

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China Telecom front-runner in 3G race?

China's recent decision to move forward with third-generation wireless licensing might have been prompted by successful trials of homegrown technology.

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U.S. Christian cell content going forth

A Christian cell-phone service has been launched in the United States containing inspirational messages, ringtones and other features.

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Tracking Nanomaterials In Vivo

Researchers at Northwestern University have been developing a toolbox of synthetic amino acids (related to building blocks of proteins) that assemble themselves into complex structures that may prove useful in drug delivery ...

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Motorola SLVR L7

Motorola today unveiled the Motorola SLVR L7, its next generation design ultra-slim handset. Chiseled, thin and defined, the Motorola SLVR L7 builds on Motorola’s growing reputation for world class design ...

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Astronomers Capture Rare Lunar Meteor Strike

Astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., have recorded a small but powerful meteoroid strike in the night on the moon’s surface. On Nov. 7, using a 10-inch-diameter telescope, ...

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'Walking Molecule' Research in AIP's Top 25

It wasn't the biggest story of the year. But Kansas State University distinguished professor of physics Talat Rahman's work on "walking molecules" was big: So big that it has been named by the American Institute of Physics ...

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GIOVE-A ready to join its Soyuz launcher; Launch timeline

With the launch date set for 28 December, work on preparing GIOVE-A for its big day is approaching completion. The satellite and the launcher upper stage that will guide it into its final orbit have now been ...

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Alcohol Over-pouring Caused by Short Glass Shapes

Your eyes can play tricks when it comes to pouring drinks. People – even professional bartenders – inadvertently pour 20 to 30 percent more alcohol into short, wide glasses than tall, slender ones of the same volume, ...

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Researchers: Treated wood poses long-term threat

Arsenic from treated lumber used in decks, utility poles and fences will likely leach into the environment for decades to come, possibly threatening groundwater, according to two research papers published online Wednesday.

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