Archive: 10/26/2005

NOAA tests for Gulf of Mexico contaminates

U.S. officials say tests of white shrimp samples collected the week of Sept. 12 from the Mississippi Sound found no elevated contaminants.

Oct 26, 2005
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Production begins for Xbox 360 chips

The IBM chip that will power Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is in production and on target for the device's pre-Christmas launch next month.

Oct 26, 2005
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Tropical cloud 'dust' could hold the key to climate change

Scientists at the University of Manchester will set off for Australia this week to undertake an in-depth study of tropical clouds and the particles sucked up into them to gain further insight into climate change and the depletion ...

Oct 26, 2005
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Sex selection clinical trial is launched

U.S. physicians have reportedly started a clinical trial to assess the effects of allowing couples to choose the gender of unborn children.

Oct 26, 2005
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Genetic map may help find disease causes

Scientists announced in Salt Lake City the mapping of the most common genetic differences across the entire genome for 269 different humans.

Oct 26, 2005
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Nanomolecular motor spins on a surface

Netherlands scientists say they've developed the first molecular motor that rotates in just one direction while attached to a solid surface.

Oct 26, 2005
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Rocket-fueled bacteria clean up waste

Bacteria that make rocket fuel as part of their metabolism are making sewage treatment less expensive and kinder to the environment, British researchers say.

Oct 26, 2005
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Study: Chimps don't care about friends

University of California-Los Angeles scientists say helping others is apparently a uniquely human habit -- or, at least, not a habit shared by chimpanzees.

Oct 26, 2005
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Survey: Cell-phone appearance matters

Cell-phone appearance is as an important a factor in customer satisfaction as are features and capabilities, a new consumer survey said Wednesday.

Oct 26, 2005
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Study: Sharks have mammal-like muscles

University of British Columbia scientists say some sharks have swimming muscles that only work at relatively high temperatures -- much as do mammals' muscles.

Oct 26, 2005
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