Archive: 16/06/2005

Efficient 'can' lights open opportunities for energy savings

It turns out that the most popular form of residential lighting is generally the most inefficient. So inefficient, in fact, that new building codes in California will effectively limit new installation of incandescent recessed ...

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Hurricanes to intensify as Earth warms

Warmer oceans, more moisture in the atmosphere, and other factors suggest that human-induced climate change will increase hurricane intensity and rainfall, according to climate expert Kevin Trenberth of the National Center ...

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Extreme melting event defines Earth's early history

Could Earth have had an even more violent infancy than previously imagined? New isotope data suggest that the Earth not only had a very violent beginning but also point to new information about our planet's chemical evolution. New ...

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Hybrids are becoming mainstream

Hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles are rapidly becoming mainstream choices for American consumers, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and HybridCars.com. "The first buyers ...

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1000 'Missions' And Counting

ITHACA, N.Y., June 16 (SPX) -- Luck, it has been said, favors the well prepared. That explains, perhaps, the fortune of the plucky Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity - and their creators back on Earth, including Cornell Professor ...

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NASA Investigates Revolutionary Space Exploration Concepts

GREENBELT, Md., June 16 (SPX) -- The NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) has selected its 2005 Phase 1 awards. The Phase 1 awards are 12, six-month study proposals beginning in September that could revolutionize space ...

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Super Predators And Mass Extinctions

WASHINGTON, June 16 (SPX) -- Mass extinctions seem to occur on Earth roughly every 26 million years, leading some scientists to propose that they may be caused by rare collisions with comets or asteroids. A researcher in ...

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