Archive: 08/26/2005

Earth's final destiny

In the constellation of Pisces, some 100 million light-years from Earth, two galaxies are seen to collide - providing an eerie insight into the ultimate fate of our own planet when the Milky Way fatally merges ...

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The Proton's Strange Magnetism

The proton is made of three quarks--two up quarks and one down quark--but other types constantly flit into and out of existence. The 26 August PRL provides the first detailed picture of strange quarks in this ...

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Wireless World: Mobile-phone Web browsing

Internet browsing and search features on mobile phones are influencing the decision-making process of consumers, motivating them to buy goods and services to which they might not otherwise have been exposed, experts told ...

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Hi-tech laundry services hit colleges

At the start of the new academic year, some lucky college students will be able to face the mundane chore of doing their laundry as more high-tech companies compete for their business.

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Spitzer Turns Two

Two years ago today, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope blasted into the same dark skies it now better understands. In just two years, the observatory's infrared eyes have uncovered a hidden universe teeming with ...

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Sirius Unveils Wearable Satellite Radio

Sirius Satellite Radio has announced the debut of its first wearable satellite radio, the Sirius S50, which allows users to capture and store up to 50 hours of Sirius content, or a mix of Sirius programming ...

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NASA Study Shows Water Could Create Gullies on Mars

NASA scientists say liquid water formed recent gullies on Mars. A NASA-led team will present its Mars gully findings at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences annual meeting in ...

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Galileo Satellite Payload Testing Underway

Testing of the first Galileo satellites, which form part of what is called the Galileo System Test Bed (GSTB), is under way. One of the two satellites arrived at the ESA-ESTEC test facilities in late July, while the payload ...

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Energia Makes A Big Show At MAKS

The 7th international Aerospace Show (MAKS-2005), held in the town of Zhukovsky, near Moscow on August 16 through 21, has finished its work.

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EU to step up bird flu monitoring

European Union officials meeting in Brussels Thursday called for facilitating monitoring of migratory flocks for bird flu.

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Stem cells to be injected into the heart

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will begin a clinical trial to determine the feasibility of injecting a patient's own stem cells into the heart.

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