Archive: 1/12/2005

Military develops a Star Trek-like phaser

First comic strip hero Dick Tracy's wrist radio moved from science fiction to everyday fact and now Capt. Kirk's phaser is headed to the Air Force arsenal.

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Nokia projects 10-percent mobile growth

Nokia expects to see the world mobile-device market grow by 10 percent in the coming year with subscriptions topping 3 billion by 2008.

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Hanford clean up to take longer, cost more

A secret government study says soaring costs are among the latest problems plaguing clean up of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, north of Richland, Wash.

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Chandra proves black hole influence is far reaching

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered evidence of energetic plumes – particles that extend 300,000 light years into a massive cluster of galaxies. The plumes are due to explosive venting from ...

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Modern tools to unlock Ancient Texts

Tools for ancient texts have been successfully created that will open up rare texts and manuscripts locked away in museums, libraries and archives, and promote new kinds of scholarship while also preserving large swathes ...

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First Galileo satellite travels to launch site

GIOVE A, the first Galileo satellite, departed from ESA's test facility at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in The Netherlands on the morning of 29 November, bound for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Men and women differ in brain use during same tasks

The comedians are right. The science proves it. A man's brain and a woman's brain really do work differently. New research from the University of Alberta shows that men and women utilize different parts of their brains while ...

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Picking particles faster than one at a time

Computer scientists and biologists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed software that can select tens of thousands of high-quality images of biological molecules from electron ...

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