Archive: 01/9/2006

Milky Way Galaxy is warped and vibrating like a drum

The most prominent of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies - a pair of galaxies called the Magellanic Clouds - appears to be interacting with the Milky Way's ghostly dark matter to create a mysterious warp in ...

Jan 09, 2006
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Spectrum woes plague India's cell phones

India may be one of the world's biggest telecom success stories, but when it comes to quality of service, its mobile-telephony sector portrays a gloomy picture. Despite billions of dollars of investments over ...

Jan 09, 2006
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iPod dominance a mirage?

Though Apple Computer has reported remarkable success with its iPod -- sales rose by 250 percent during the last fiscal year -- there is some competition coming this week for the developer of the world's most ...

Jan 09, 2006
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Apple to launch '06 products

Tech analysts and electronics retailers will be watching San Francisco this week to see if Apple can top the iPod.

Jan 09, 2006
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Global Warming Doubles Rate of Ocean Rise

Ocean levels are rising twice as fast today as they were 150 years ago, and human-induced warming appears to be the culprit, say scientists at Rutgers.

Jan 09, 2006
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Buckyballs Can Be Nontoxic... Maybe

Buckminsterfullerene, a form of carbon containing 60 atoms arranged like the facets of a soccer ball and one of the first and best studied nanoscale structures, has come under scrutiny in recent years over concerns ...

Jan 09, 2006
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AIDS Drug from Sunflowers

Sunflowers can produce a substance which prevents the AIDS pathogen HIV from reproducing, at least in cell cultures. This is the result of research carried out by scientists at the University of Bonn in cooperation ...

Jan 09, 2006
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There's More to the North Star Than Meets the Eye

We tend to think of the North Star, Polaris, as a steady, solitary point of light that guided sailors in ages past. But there is more to the North Star than meets the eye - two faint stellar companions. The ...

Jan 09, 2006
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Scientists Find Black Hole's 'Point of No Return'

By a score of 135 to zero, scientists using NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer have compared suspected neutron stars and black holes and found that the black holes behaved as if each one has an event horizon, ...

Jan 09, 2006
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