Archive: 11/30/2005

Poll: People favor non-animal experiments

An increasing number of Americans reportedly favor donating to health charities that have a policy against funding animal experiments.

Nov 30, 2005
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A Planet With Planets? Spitzer Finds Cosmic Oddball

Planets are everywhere these days. They have been spotted around more than 150 stars, and evidence is growing that they also circle "failed," or miniature, stars called brown dwarfs. Now, astronomers using ...

Nov 30, 2005
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Optical vortex could look directly at extrasolar planets

A new optical device might allow astronomers to view extrasolar planets directly without the annoying glare of the parent star. It would do this by "nulling" out the light of the parent star by exploiting its ...

Nov 30, 2005
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Dinosaur takes center stage at Ohio Supercomputer Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will take a journey 66 million years back in time on December 1, to showcase Jane, a Tyrannosaurus Rex exhibit at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, IL. Dozens of presenters, ...

Nov 30, 2005
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Opportunity Helps Reveal Possible Secrets of Martian Life

Life may have had a tough time getting started in the ancient environment that left its mark in the Martian rock layers examined by NASA's Opportunity rover. The most thorough analysis yet of the rover's discoveries ...

Nov 30, 2005
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Deciphering the Mystery of Bee Flight

One of the most elusive questions in science has finally been answered: How do bees fly? Although the issue is not as profound as how the universe began or what kick-started life on earth, the physics of bee ...

Nov 30, 2005
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Powerful New Supercomputer Analyzes Earthquakes

One of the most powerful computer clusters in the academic world has been created at the California Institute of Technology in order to unlock the mysteries of earthquakes. The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences' ...

Nov 30, 2005
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Yale scientists map cell signaling network

Yale University scientists have mapped, for the first time, the proteins and kinase signaling network that control how cells of higher organisms operate.

Nov 30, 2005
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F-Secure buys out ROMmon

F-Secure launched Wednesday a new system to protect Internet service providers from network abuse by buying out ROMmon.

Nov 30, 2005
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Gap grows on how to dish up cable

Freedom to choose what gets fed into a television set piece by piece is not only better for parents of small children, but also for cost-conscious consumers as well, or so the Federal Communications Commission's chief argued ...

Nov 30, 2005
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India calls for new telecom players

In yet another step to woo foreign investors and new players to its burgeoning telecom sector, India has decided to open up the latest mobile rage of 3G services only to new telecom players that have not started operations ...

Nov 30, 2005
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In Depth: Titan's turbulence surprises scientists

Strong turbulence in the upper atmosphere, a second ionospheric layer and possible lightning were among the surprises found by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI) during the descent to Titan’s ...

Nov 30, 2005
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