Archive: 6/12/2009

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 WISE, ...

dateDec 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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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 access, it ...

dateDec 06, 2009 in Business
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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 out - for the wolves, ...

dateDec 06, 2009 in Ecology
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Scientists build 'single-atom transistor'

( -- 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, whose active ...

dateDec 06, 2009 in Nanophysics
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