Archive: 06/24/2005

Report warns of challenges to U.S. leadership in space

The U.S. must bolster the competitiveness of its commercial space industry, expand international cooperation and refocus on basic science to hold on to its traditional leadership position in space, according to a paper that ...

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Rural drivers using cell phones are likely to cause accidents

Rural drivers using cell phones while driving are nearly four times more likely to cause automobile accidents than rural drivers not using cell phones, according to a new study by the Western Transportation Institute based ...

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Verizon, Samsung Announce SCH-i730

The search is over for mobile professionals and gadget enthusiasts in need of a wireless device with reliable EV-DO high-speed connectivity, a familiar user interface and essential hardware features. Samsung's ...

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New book highlights status of research into carbon nanotubes

'Applied Physics of Carbon Nanotubes' is aimed at scientists, engineers and investors Since their discovery 14 years ago, carbon nanotubes have captured the imagination of scientists and lay people alike. The science of ...

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Studies showcase superconductivity savvy at UH

Four graduate students present award-winning, multidisciplinary work at recent competition Furthering superconductivity and related research, University of Houston students in science and engineering showcased their origi ...

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Detour: Planetary Construction Zone Ahead

Interstellar travelers might want to detour around the star system TW Hydrae to avoid a messy planetary construction site. Astronomer David Wilner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and ...

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Students locate Civil War ship

Students at East Carolina University have located the remains of a U.S. warship that tried to wrest control of the Roanoke River from the Confederacy.

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Parking lot sealant may be polluter

A Texas study found a coating used in many parking lots may be a major source of potentially harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. PAHs are produced by the incomplete burning of organic substances, including coal, oil ...

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Antarctic Telescope High On Australian New Wishlist

Astronomers hope to kick-start their long-running push to build a telescope in Antarctica in the latest 10-year plan for Australian astronomy. A draft version of the so-called decadal plan will be discussed at the annual sci ...

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