Archive: 10/28/2005

GAO: NASA still has accounting problems

NASA's inability to balance its checkbook by tens of millions could hurt the space agency's chances to return to the moon by 2018, federal auditors said.

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Tricking or treating an iPod?

For some music fans, spending a day without their iPod is inconceivable, and that includes Halloween. After all, from the morning jog to a day at the office and getting around in the car, the digital music pla ...

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Qualcomm accused of distorting 3G market

Some of the world's leading wireless companies Friday called on the European Commission to investigate Qualcomm's anti-competitive conduct.

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'WiFi before you fly'

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week debuted a wireless Internet system throughout all its terminals, outflanking Boston Logan and other major U.S. airports by providing WiFi for travelers from the curb ...

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Spooky Astronomy: Halloween is a big night for astronomers

According to the National Retail Foundation, the most popular Halloween costume last year was Spiderman. Next was "a princess," followed by witches and vampires, SpongeBob, Barbie and Harry Potter. Sounds abo ...

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HDTV sales in the U.S. to grow 71 percent by 2009

Television manufacturers will see a surge in cumulative HDTV sales over the next few years, which will boost the overall market value to $65 billion by 2009, according to "Adoption of High-Definition TVs and Services," a ...

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Canada Will Land Instrument On Mars To Study Weather

The Canadian Space Agency announced a final contribution of $6 million to Canadian firm MDA Space Missions to build a fully integrated weather station, known as MET, for the 2007 launch of NASA's Phoenix Lander Mission to ...

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Chamber Helps To Reproduce Conditions On Mars

A little bit of mars has landed at SHOT, and it's open for business. Developed with support from the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC), the SHOT Martian Environment Simulator faithfully recreates the atmosphere, ...

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The Mystery Of The Chinese Shenzhou 6 Module

The Shenzhou 6 orbital module is still flying, and Chinese media statements hint that it's probably functioning well. Soon after the crew of Shenzhou 6 returned to Earth, the module was boosted into a higher orbit which will ...

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Giant Chinese Space-Tracking Ship Makes Rare Visit

A big Chinese space-tracking ship bristling with satellite dishes is on a rare but low-key visit. The 21,000-tonne Yuan Wang II and its 470 crew are stocking up on supplies in Auckland after a month in the Pacific, reports ...

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