Archive: 10/5/2005

Gamma-ray burst mystery is solved

An international team of scientists using three NASA satellites and a host of ground-based telescopes believes it has solved the greatest remaining mystery of the mysterious gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the most powerful explosions ...

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Internet trading's risks to Japan stocks

Japanese investors have been euphoric over the past few weeks as the stock market continues to grow from strength to strength amid growing optimism about the country's economic outlook. Yet the surge in share prices is not ...

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U.S. wireless users more willing to switch

American wireless subscribers are becoming more willing to switch carriers if they become unhappy with their retail purchase, a new survey revealed Wednesday.

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Anti-phishing 'posses' hunt criminals

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last Friday signed into law the first state legislation that penalizes fraudsters who steal online identities through "phishing" scams, but Internet companies and banks are not waiting ...

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What we Cannot Do Ourselves, we Cannot Understand in Others

Successful social communication is based, above all, on the ability to understand the actions of other people. But how can we imagine what other people are thinking, or what intentions they have? Psychologists ...

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Mother-of-Pearl in Highest Resolution

Mother-of-pearl, also known as nacre, is not just an iridescent substance whose optical characteristics impress the observer and which is often used for jewellery. It is also an excellent material for working ...

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Frenchman, two Americans win 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2005 jointly to Yves Chauvin (Institut Français du Pétrole, Rueil-Malmaison, France), Robert H. Grubbs (California I ...

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NASA testing a 'clear view' for pilots

NASA officials in Washington say they are working on a project to make flying safer by electronically giving pilots a clear view of their surroundings.

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Japan to stage mock cyberattacks

Japan will conduct nationwide exercises next year to prepare effectively for cyberattacks on computer networks.

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Frozen Microbes Reveal How To Test For Martian Life

"We tested equipment that we are developing to look for life on Mars and discovered a rare and complex microbial community living in blue ice vents inside a frozen volcano," remarked Hans E.F. Amundsen of Physics ...

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British climate satellite to be launched

A British satellite designed to give an extremely accurate picture of climate changes at the Earth's poles is set for launch Saturday from Plesetsk, Russia.

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