Archive: 06/7/2005

Methane doesn't necessarily mean life on Mars

Two Dartmouth researchers have weighed in on the debate over whether the presence of methane gas on Mars indicates life on the red planet. Mukul Sharma, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, and Chris Oze, a postdoctoral fellow, ...

Jun 07, 2005 3 / 5 (2) 0

Seattle Is 'Most Unwired City' In America

Seattle is now the most unwired city in America, according to Intel Corporation's third annual “Most Unwired Cities” survey released today. In a rapidly changing wireless landscape, Seattle narrowly unseated former top ...

Jun 07, 2005 not rated yet 0

Scientists Seek Sprite Light Source

by Mike Bettwy Giant red blobs, picket fences, upward branching carrots, and tentacled octopi --- these are just a few of the phrases used to describe sprites --- spectacular, eerie flashes of colored lig ...

Jun 07, 2005 5 / 5 (2) 0

Supernova remnant menagerie

A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. Denoted N 63A, the object is the remains of a massive star that exploded, spewing ...

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Pollution-eating bacteria produce electricity

Microbiologists seeking ways to eliminate pollution from waterways with microbes instead discovered that some pollution-eating bacteria commonly found in freshwater ponds can generate electricity. They present their findings ...

Jun 07, 2005 4.1 / 5 (36) 0

Z fires objects faster than Earth moves through space

Technique helps compute Jupiter/Saturn mass, improve peacetime fusion capsule design, stabilize stockpile Sandia National Labs has accelerated a small plate from zero to 76,000 mph (122,360 km/hr) in less than a ...

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