Archive: 8/08/2005

Japan plans giant broadband satellite

Japanese government officials say they will develop a new communications satellite to provide broadband services that are as fast as fiber optic cable.

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Pilots at risk for cosmic cataracts

Researchers say they've determined airline pilots are at increased risk of cataracts usually associated with aging as a result of cosmic radiation.

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Study: How to judge personal health risks

Researchers say people can pretty well judge personal health risks if they don't rely on media reports and stick to what's happened to people they know.

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Meteor impacts: Life's jump starter?

Meteor impacts are generally regarded as monstrous killers and one of the causes of mass extinctions throughout the history of life. But there is a chance the heavy bombardment of Earth by meteors during the planet's youth ...

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Rainbands Offer Better Forecasts of Hurricane Intensity

Scientists will soon begin one of the largest research projects ever undertaken to better understand dramatic, rapid changes in hurricane intensity. These changes have baffled forecasters for decades.

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Study yields insights into fungi—and beer

Chemotherapy and organ transplantation not only take a huge toll on patients, but they can compromise the immune system and leave patients vulnerable to infections from microbes such as pathogenic fungi--the fastest-growing ...

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Verizon aims to curb cell 'sticker shock'

Verizon is seeking to eliminate unpleasant surprises on cell-phone bills that can cause parents to think twice before turning the devices over to their kids.

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Some GM crops legal in the U.K.

Genetically modified crops can reportedly be grown in Britain without farmers having to notify the government or their neighbors, the Guardian reported Monday.

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