Russia considers interplanetary travel

Russian Space Agency officials say they are considering preliminary planning for a new space station and the advent of interplanetary travel.

Every Microbe in Its Place

Marine bacteria populations vary according to ocean conditions, say University of Southern California and Columbia University marine biologists. The finding could improve reach and accuracy of ocean-change models.

Greenhouse Methane Released From Ice Age Ocean

Periods of warming temperatures during the last ice age triggered the release of methane from beneath the ocean, according to U.S. and French researchers. Once in the atmosphere, the methane would have acted as a heat-trapping ...

Intel Unveils New High-End Server Processors

Intel Corporation today unveiled eight new Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors designed for multi-processor servers. Previously codenamed "Tulsa," the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series delivers on key requirements ...

Toshiba to Launch new USB Flash Memory Series

Toshiba Corporation today announced the forthcoming introduction of TransMemory USB Flash Memories that will bring U3 platform technology into the company's USB lineup and introduce a special-edition high-capacity USB memory. ...

What's Shaped Like a Pear and Has Two Genomes? Check The Pond

If you could peer microscopically into the closest freshwater pond, you’d hesitate before dipping a toe. Amid the murky water, you’d probably notice an oddly furry, pear-shaped organism gliding along—and gobbling up ...

Consumer confidence in August dips to lowest level in 13 years

High energy costs, volatility in the stock market and especially the housing slump are to blame for consumer confidence among Floridians plummeting 11 points to 76 in August, its lowest level in more than a decade, University ...

Wild bees make honey bees better pollinators

When honey bees interact with wild native bees, they are up to five times more efficient in pollinating sunflowers than when native bees are not present, according to a new study by a pair of researchers at the University ...

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