Archive: 03/30/2006

Resisting Radiation

In Star Wars and Star Trek movies, people travel between planets and galaxies with ease. But our future in space is far from assured. Issues of hyperdrive and wormholes aside, it doesn't seem possible that the human body co ...

Mar 30, 2006
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Simulation Tracks Planetary Evolution

Two British astronomers have constructed a computer simulation that tracks how giant protoplanets tend to form and migrate inward toward their central star.

Mar 30, 2006
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Chinas Big Station Plan

2006 has seen more changes and reshuffling to China's human spaceflight program than any other period that's publicly on record. We've seen the first spacewalk postponed, and we have also seen a proposal for ...

Mar 30, 2006
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Another view of mass extinctions is heard

A University of Washington paleontologist says most mass extinctions were caused by gradual climate change and not catastrophic asteroid impacts.

Mar 30, 2006
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Calif. man charged in Net 'click fraud'

A California man has been charged with using a "click fraud" scheme to chisel the FreeRide Web site out of reward points used to obtain free merchandise.

Mar 30, 2006
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Spacecrafts witness a new facet of Earth's magnetic behaviour

Five spacecraft from two ESA missions unexpectedly found themselves engulfed by waves of electrical and magnetic energy as they travelled through Earth’s night-time shadow on 5 August 2004. The data collected ...

Mar 30, 2006
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Stronger storms forecast for Europe

Swiss and British scientists say European storms might grow stronger and more frequent, significantly affecting infrastructure and natural systems.

Mar 30, 2006
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Boucher calls for dot-com investigation

Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., is asking for a House committee to launch a formal investigation into operation of the dot-com domain.

Mar 30, 2006
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Expedition 13 Launched From Baikonur

Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams began their mission Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EST. They launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Joining ...

Mar 30, 2006
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