Archive: 11/3/2005

Mars Kicks Up the Dust as It Makes Closest Approach to Earth

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this picture of Mars on October 28, within a day of its closest approach to Earth on the night of October 29. Hubble astronomers were also excited to have captured a regional ...

Nov 03, 2005
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Multinational zero-tariff chip deal struck

A deal that will erase tariffs on multi-chip packages was reached by the United States, Europe and major Asian nations, it was announced Thursday.

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Humidity influences gecko adhesion ability

Germany scientists say they're closer to understanding how geckos climb walls, walk upside down across ceilings and perform other feats of adherence.

Nov 03, 2005
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Anti-aging hormone actions revealed

Scientists say the recently discovered anti-aging hormone "Klotho" acts by increasing a cell's ability to detoxify harmful reactive oxygen species.

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EU approves GM maize for animal feed

The European Commission has reportedly authorized the use of a genetically modified type of corn for animal feed.

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Carbon nanotube membranes allow super-fast fluid flow

Membranes composed of manmade carbon nanotubes permit a fluid flow nearly 10,000 to 100,000 times faster than conventional fluid flow theory would predict because of the nanotubes' nearly friction-free surface, researchers ...

Nov 03, 2005
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Scientists confirm how crystals form

A team of researchers at Yale University is the first to devise a way to predict the microstructure of crystals as they form in materials, according to a report in the September issue of Applied Physics Letters.

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U.S. lags on cell-phone music listeners

Around 19 percent of worldwide cell-phone users listen to music over their phones, although the United States is well behind that pace.

Nov 03, 2005
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Three caiman lizards born in Chicago

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has announced the birth of three caiman lizards, the first born in a North America zoo or aquarium.

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Video-game ideas grab spotlight in capital

Although "Pac Man," "Grand Theft Auto," "Resident Evil" and "Tomb Raider" may be among the most widely recognized video games on the market, efforts are under way to develop new titles that can assist in professional training, ...

Nov 03, 2005
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Google makes books available online

Google said Thursday it will make public-domain books available on its Web site -- but said it would limit access to any copyrighted material for now.

Nov 03, 2005
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Briefs: AOL buys MusicNow

AOL said Thursday it has acquired MusicNow, a digital music subscription company.

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Nanostructures for hydrogen production and storage

Incorporating nanostructures may lead to more efficient hydrogen production and storage, according to researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of California, Santa Cruz who have secured $1.35 million ...

Nov 03, 2005
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