Archive: 12/6/2009

NASA to launch sky-mapping spacecraft

(AP) -- NASA's latest space telescope will scan the sky in search of never-before-seen asteroids, comets, stars and galaxies, with one of its main tasks to catalog objects posing a danger to Earth. The sky-mapping ...

Dec 06, 2009
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You've Got Freedom: AOL ends ties with Time Warner

(AP) -- AOL is shaking loose from Time Warner Inc. and heading into the next decade the way it began this one, as an independent company. Unlike in the 1990s, though, when AOL got rich selling dial-up Internet ...

Dec 06, 2009
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Virgin Galactic readies maiden suborbital flight

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson will unveil a craft on Monday that could soon carry tourists on an out-of-this-world trip into space -- for a mere 200,000 dollars. (Update: Virgin Galactic unveils commercial spaceship) ...

Dec 06, 2009
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Wolf recovery at crossroads in the Southwest

(AP) -- A decade has passed since the federal government began releasing Mexican wolves into the wild in an effort to return the endangered animal to its historic range in the Southwest. It hasn't worked ...

Dec 06, 2009
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Scientists build 'single-atom transistor'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), University of New South Wales (Australia), and University of Melbourne (Australia) have succeeded in building a working transistor, ...

Dec 06, 2009
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