Archive: 12/7/2005

Major Antarctic study to begin next year

Sixty-two Australian researchers will spend 10 weeks next year sampling and surveying the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica.

Dec 07, 2005
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Many states flunk science standards

Nearly half the states have reportedly flunked an examination of statewide science standards for elementary and high schools.

Dec 07, 2005
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Greyhounds and humans going round the bend

New research published this week has identified the fundamental differences between two and four legged animals that explain what limits their top speeds.

Dec 07, 2005
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When sea monsters threaten, eat them

Japanese fishermen report encountering an increasing number of "sea monsters" -- 6-foot-wide, 450-pound poisonous jellyfish.

Dec 07, 2005
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Dutch selloff of KPN fans takeover fears

Few industries have been directly affected by sweeping technological changes than the telecommunications sector, but it has also remained one of the most closely controlled by the public sector worldwide. European telecommunications ...

Dec 07, 2005
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The Web: Pols embracing podcasting

Howard Dean this week headlined the Democratic National Committee's first "podcast" on the Internet -- a brief, recorded audio broadcast that listeners around the globe downloaded, signaling, experts told United Press International's ...

Dec 07, 2005
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Grids to aid breast cancer diagnosis and research

The MammoGrid project is studying the commercial possibilities for its distributed computing environment that employs existing Grid technologies for the creation of a European database of mammogram data. By using Grid computing, ...

Dec 07, 2005
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