Science news around the web
(MSNBC.com) How many genes does it take to make a human? Only about the same number it takes for a small flowering plant or a tiny worm, says a new estimate that?s sharply reduced from just three years ago.
Submitted on Oct 21, 2004 by Tormod
(CNN) Thousands of samples from the Genesis space capsule have arrived at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where the project's curator must assemble a giant jigsaw puzzle that could hold clues to the origins of the solar system.
Submitted on Oct 10, 2004 by Tormod
(New Scientist) A microscopic swimming robot unveiled by Chinese scientists could eventually be used for drug delivery or to clear arteries in humans, say researchers.
Submitted on Oct 4, 2004 by Tormod
("The New Cosmology" (Harold W.G. Allen), Perspective Books) The popular Big Bang creation model is shown to be quite erroneous. Upon acceptance of a proper interpretation of the Michelson-Morley light experiment, all objections to a revised Steady-State cosmology are removed. Also, the mystery of Arp's discordant redshifts is resolved, along with the vexing problem of "missing mass" which has long puzzled astronomers.
Submitted on Sep 30, 2004 by New Cosmologist
(CNN.com) Thousands of miles from the rain and wind of Hurricane Ivan, a model of the storm swirls in the memory and processors of a supercomputer that predicts its likely course and strength.
Submitted on Sep 16, 2004 by Tormod
(CNN.com) When SpaceShipOne screams skyward this month on a mission to win an international human spaceflight competition, its rocket motor will be more powerful than ever, according to its designers.
Submitted on Sep 14, 2004 by Tormod
(MSNBC.com) A new deep-sea research vessel will be able to carry people to 99 percent of the ocean floor, diving deeper than the famed Alvin that pioneered the study of seafloor vents, plate tectonics and deep-ocean creatures over the past 40 years.
Submitted on Aug 10, 2004 by Tormod
(CNN) Scientists are turning monkeys' thoughts into actions, a potentially significant step toward helping paralyzed people control their own activities.
Submitted on Jul 11, 2004 by Tormod
(Norway Post) GSM mobiles which can be used while you are travelling in plane are coming shortly...
Submitted on Jun 23, 2004 by alps
(BBC NEWS) Private spacecraft was successfully launched and reached an altitude of 100 kms.
Submitted on Jun 21, 2004 by Uncle Martin