Archive: 24/06/2005

Students locate Civil War ship

Students at East Carolina University have located the remains of a U.S. warship that tried to wrest control of the Roanoke River from the Confederacy.

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Parking lot sealant may be polluter

A Texas study found a coating used in many parking lots may be a major source of potentially harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. PAHs are produced by the incomplete burning of organic substances, including coal, oil, ...

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Antarctic Telescope High On Australian New Wishlist

Astronomers hope to kick-start their long-running push to build a telescope in Antarctica in the latest 10-year plan for Australian astronomy. A draft version of the so-called decadal plan will be discussed at the annual ...

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Amputee displays hands that can 'feel'

A rehabilitation center in Chicago has equipped a man who lost both arms with prosthetics that can sense hot and cold and allow him to pick up objects.

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Senators want space shuttle to keep flying

Senators from Texas and Florida, the states most associated with the space program, want no interruption in NASA's manned flights. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Texas Republican, and Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, have sponsored ...

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Digital Advances Produce Improved Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

One day on a gray-painted aircraft carrier tossed by turbulent seas, a grizzled Navy commander awaits the arrival of a new pilot. A teeny knock pings from the outside of the officer's watertight steel door. "Come in," the ...

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