In Brief: Vitesse receives securities lawsuit

An investor has sued Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation accusing the company of securities-law violations, the investor's legal defense announced Wednesday.

Some Animals Use Gas for Skeletal Support While Molting

If otherwise healthy humans temporarily lost their skeletons, they could neither protect themselves nor move around. Millions of small animals, however, do lose their skeletons one or more times a year in a risky process ...

Slowdown in Tropical Pacific Flow Pinned on Climate Change

The vast loop of winds that drives climate and ocean behavior across the tropical Pacific has weakened by 3.5% since the mid-1800s, and it may weaken another 10% by 2100, according to a study led by University Corporation ...

Blimp gets big screen

The Lightship Group, a subsidiary of American Blimp Corporation, unveiled its new A-170 Video Lightsign airship in hopes of rejuvenating the blimp industry.

Birds halt some British home construction

Construction of homes across 300 square miles of land in southeast England has reportedly been halted in an effort to protect three rare species of birds.

New satellite service for disaster teams

Global Relief Technologies, GeoEye and Telenor launched a joint venture to provide satellite imagery to disaster-relief teams in remote areas of the world.

Bats Use Guided Missile Strategy to Capture Prey

When it comes to rocket science, it looks like bats had it worked out before the scientists did. A new University of Maryland study finds that echolocating bats use a strategy to track and catch erratically moving insects ...

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