Honduras says trees slowed hurricane

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya credited the country's forests and mangrove swamps with sapping some of Hurricane Felix's strength.

Groovy Project Solving Cloudy Problem

Experiments in the PEP-II accelerator have shown that beam pipes with grooves can snare unwelcome electrons, greatly reducing the formation of electron clouds that can disturb the beam.

Great Lakes cleanup may reap big benefits

A Brookings Institution study suggested that restoring the health of the U.S. Great Lakes could create $50 billion in economic benefit for the area.

Astronomers eager to add to Sky in Google Earth

Since Sky in Google Earth debuted two weeks ago to let the public explore the heavens from their computers, two University of California, Berkeley, astronomers have jumped in to populate Google's sky with the most recently ...

Philips displays innovative rotary wheel remote controls

Philips today unveiled their revolutionary new rotary wheel remote control technology for consumer electronic device manufacturers. Designed to enable quick and intuitive navigation of user interfaces & scrolling through ...

Toll charges reduce travel time

A smart introduction of a variable toll charge, with different rates at different departure times, reduces traffic jams. Even small toll charges can exert a large effect on the total travel time, concludes Dutch researcher ...

First Solar Dynamic Observatory Instrument Arrives at Goddard

The University of Colorado at Boulder delivered the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), first of three Solar Dynamic Observatory instruments, to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. EVE will measure ...

Scientists probe secret of bone's strength

New research at MIT has revealed for the first time the role of bone's atomistic structure in a toughening mechanism that incorporates two theories previously proposed by researchers eager to understand the secret behind ...

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