Archive: 02/7/2006

Apple Unveils New 1GB iPod nano

Apple today unveiled a new 1GB iPod nano for $149, offering the same features as the 2GB and 4GB iPod nano models and holding up to 240 songs or 15,000 photos. The new 1GB iPod nano’s ultra-portable design ...

Feb 07, 2006
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Forcing viruses to evolve to help, not harm

Viruses and humans have evolved together over millions of years in a game of one-upmanship that, often as not, left humans sick or worse. Now, a University of California, Berkeley, researcher has shown that viruses - in this ...

Feb 07, 2006
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Protection asked for Arkansas woodpecker

A federal judge has been asked to stop a $319 million eastern Arkansas public works project to protect the newly discovered ivory-billed woodpecker.

Feb 07, 2006
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NASA fares well in federal spending plan

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration fared well in the administration's 2007 budget proposal, gaining a $16.8 billion increase.

Feb 07, 2006
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Canada creates massive 'working' park

The creation of a unique 4.4 million acre environmental "working" park was announced Tuesday along British Columbia's southwest shores.

Feb 07, 2006
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Nano World: Microbes can make nanocatalyst

Bacteria can salvage precious metals from electronics and automotive waste and with them create crystals that are nanometers or billionths of a meter wide that in future could serve as toxin removing catalysts, experts told ...

Feb 07, 2006
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Estonian oil spill threatens 35,000 birds

As many as 35,000 birds, including rare white-tailed eagles and eagle owls, are in danger as the result of an oil spill off Estonia's northwest coast.

Feb 07, 2006
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Nanocoatings: A bathroom that cleans itself

Cleaning bathrooms may become a thing of the past with new coatings that will do the job for you. Researchers at the University of New South Wales are developing new coatings they hope will be used for self-cleaning ...

Feb 07, 2006
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How to Steal a Million Stars?

Based on observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reports that the stellar cluster Messier 12 must have lost to our Milky Way galaxy close to one million low-mass stars.

Feb 07, 2006
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