Archive: 08/7/2007

Heat wave may stress nation's power system

Increasing demands on an aging U.S. power infrastructure are likely to make headlines this week as temperatures in the Midwest and South approach 100 degrees. The nation’s economic growth since the 1950s has “outstripped ...

Aug 07, 2007
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NASA Undersea Mission Begins

Three astronauts and a Constellation Program aerospace engineer began a 10-day NASA mission in the ocean depths off the Florida coast Aug. 6. They will test lunar exploration concepts and a suite of long-duration ...

Aug 07, 2007
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Lost forest yields several new species

An expedition led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to a remote corner of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered unique forests which, so far, have been found to contain six animal ...

Aug 07, 2007
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Weed gave up sex long ago

The ability of plants to self-pollinate – a big factor in the spread of weeds – is much older than previously thought in one widely studied species, leading biologists say. The findings show that at least in plant evolution, ...

Aug 07, 2007
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Apple Unveils New iMac

Apple today unveiled an all new all-in-one iMac line featuring 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in elegant and professional aluminum and glass enclosures.

Aug 07, 2007
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New World Record For Superconducting Magnet Set

A collaboration between the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University and industry partner SuperPower Inc. has led to a new world record for a magnetic field created by a superconducting magnet.

Aug 07, 2007
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Hold your nose and head for the hills: Titania is opening

Get a whiff of this: Titania, UC Botanical Garden's corpse flower, is being pollinated today. The plant's skirt of petals now measures 44" in diameter. Visitors to the garden's Tropical House will be treated ...

Aug 07, 2007
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