La. levee dangers identified in 1846

Warnings about the ecological and geophysical dangers of the levee system in Louisiana date to engineers working in the state 160 years ago.

Russian company sets sights on the moon

The president of a Russian spacecraft company announced the corporation plans to launch the country's first manned flight around the moon in 2011.

Study Contends Marrieds are More Likely to Vote

Who is most likely to vote in presidential elections? Researchers have known that who votes can be determined by a trio of individual characteristics: education, age, and residential stability; and the more you have of each, ...

High-Flying Balloons Track Hurricane Formation

The eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean is out of range for U.S. hurricane-hunter aircraft, and forecasters have little skill predicting which systems brewing there will develop into hurricanes, atmospheric scientists say. So, ...

NASA Names Manned Lunar Spaceship Contractor

Lessons from the past are guiding NASA's next step into the future, as the space agency prepares to replace the space shuttle with an Apollo-style vehicle for human explorers.

Laboratory sets high magnetic field records

Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory have set a pair of world records for nondestructive pulsed-magnet performance that puts them in position ...

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