Archive: 12/31/2005

Scramjet test successful

The Freeflight Atmospheric Scramjet Test Technique, or FASTT, is the first liquid fuel-powered scramjet to fly, says the U.S. Office of Naval Research.

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Mohave power plant set to close

A coal-fired power plant that emitted vast quantities of air pollution that clouded views of the Grand Canyon will close at year's end.

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Caviar demand threatens U.S. sturgeon

A shortage of the prized beluga caviar from the Caspian Sea has increased sales for caviar from the sturgeon of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

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Coldest December in Britain in a decade

The end of the coldest December in a decade in Britain has the nation in a cold snap, with temperatures of about 10 F and heavy snow.

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