Archive: 09/26/2005

Nippon TV to start Internet broadcast

Japanese broadcaster Nippon Television said Monday it will start up a division geared solely to broadcast programs on the Internet.

Sep 26, 2005
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Mapping the Risks of Hurricane Disasters

The Natural Disaster Hotspots report released earlier this year showed that the U.S. Gulf Coast is among the world's most at-risk regions in terms of human mortality and economic loss due to storms like Katrina ...

Sep 26, 2005
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First Modernized GPS Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Launched

The U.S. Air Force has launched, and safely inserted into orbit, the first modernized Global Positioning System satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, aboard a Delta II rocket on Sept. 25, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ...

Sep 26, 2005
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'Smart Concrete' Could Improve Levees

The failure of levees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina points out the need for new technologies to strengthen levees and monitor their reliability, according to Deborah D. L. Chung, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo materials ...

Sep 26, 2005
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CryoSat Launch Will Be Blast From The Cold War Past

CryoSat's 8 October flight atop its Rockot launcher will be of historical significance in more ways than one. In a striking juxtaposition of new and old, the ESA ice satellite mated to a newly-finished Breeze-KM upper stage ...

Sep 26, 2005
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Squeezing out dune plants

Researchers from Texas A&M University created a model to better understand the impacts of development and coastal erosion on plant communities, including plants that grow in the ever-shrinking strip of habitat between land ...

Sep 26, 2005
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MERIS monitoring tracks planetary photosynthesis levels

Daily multispectral observations from Envisat's MERIS sensor are being combined with a sophisticated processing algorithm and powerful Grid computing to reveal global photosynthesis activity on land. This permits researchers ...

Sep 26, 2005
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Desert Pathfinder at Work

Sub-millimetre APEX telescope inaugurated at Chajnantor. The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) project celebrates the inauguration of its outstanding 12-m telescope, located on the 5100 m high Chajnantor plateau in the Ata ...

Sep 26, 2005
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Reflections In The World's Largest Space Mirror

Much of our Universe has long remained invisible. Our eyes perceive only a fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum. Seeing at infrared wavelengths, for instance, allows astronomers to explore hidden celestial objects and ...

Sep 26, 2005
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Researchers Explore Mystery of Hurricane Formation

All Atlantic hurricanes, no matter how grand they may become, begin the same. Each starts as a small disturbance in the atmosphere above equatorial Africa. These disturbances, called tropical waves, head west and, if conditions ...

Sep 26, 2005
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Solar Cars Driving Towards A Hydrogen Future

Competitors in this week's Panasonic World Solar Challenge will be demonstrating some of the fundamental technical innovations driving us towards the hydrogen economy, according to event partner, CSIRO.

Sep 26, 2005
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