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Science Lecture Offers Virtual Journey to Saturn via Cassini Spacecraft Images

El Vaquero Staff Writer

December 9, 2005

The college was taken on a 2-billion-mile journey to Saturn by Trina L. Ray, the Senior System Engineer for the Cassini Science Planning at JPL on Nov. 22. Ray, who holds a master's degree in astronomy and has been working fo...

Alert System Could Give Brief, Advance Notice of Quakes

AP Science Writer

May 2, 2003

Scientists have proposed a means of interpreting the initial, feeble tremors that herald the arrival of a large earthquake to give residents of Southern California advance warning of more violent shaking to come. The system th...

Study: SF Bay Area Likely to Face Destructive Earthquake by 2032

AP Wire Service

April 23, 2003

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco Bay area is likely to be hit by a major earthquake in the next 30 years, with the populous Interstate 880 corridor in the East Bay being particularly vulnerable to a catastrophe, according...

Cows Give Birth to Cloned Endangered Bantengs

AP Biotechnology Writer

April 8, 2003

Astounding even veterans of the fight against animal extinction, cloning technology has just reproduced two endangered bantengs, each born by dairy cows last week on an Iowa farm. The extremely rare wild cattle are giving an...

Discovery of Six New Moons Push Jupiter’s Known Total to 58

AP Wire Service

April 7, 2003

HONOLULU (AP) - Six more moons have been found orbiting Jupiter, pushing the total number of known natural satellites of the solar system's largest planet to 58. University of Hawaii's David Jewitt and Scott Sheppard, along wi...

Alien Search to Revisit 150 Potential ET Signals

AP Wire Service

March 12, 2003

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A project using massed home-computing power to search for alien signals from outer space is going to give a second listen to the most promising radio sources it's detected in four years of work. Scientists on...

Study: False Memories Easily Implanted

AP Science Writer

February 17, 2003

DENVER - Remember that wonderful day when Bugs Bunny hugged you at Disneyland? A new study shows just how easy it can be to induce false memories in the minds of some people. More than a third of subjects in the study, presented Su...

X-Ray Reveals How Insects Breathe

AP Wire Service

January 24, 2003

WASHINGTON - Bugs don't have lungs, so how do they breathe? Maybe more efficiently than people, according to the first close-up view of insects forcing air in and out of tiny oxygen pipes. It took one of the world's strongest X-...

Hunters Claim to Find 4-Winged Dinosaur

AP Wire Service

January 22, 2003

Fossil hunters in China have discovered what may be one of the weirdest prehistoric species ever seen -- a four-winged dinosaur that apparently glided from tree to tree. The 128-million-year-old animal -- called Microraptor gu...

Calif. Zookeepers Perplexed by Penguins

AP Wire Service

January 16, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO - A few penguins swimming leisurely at the San Francisco Zoo is nothing new. But dozens of them doing laps in unison for hours has zookeepers perplexed. "We've lost complete control," said Jane Tollini, the zoos pe...

NASA Scientists Finish Repair of Galileo Tape Recorder, Salvage Last Data of Mission

AP Wire Service

December 18, 2002

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ NASA said Tuesday it has completed a long-distance repair of the tape recorder aboard Galileo, allowing the aging spacecraft to transmit to Earth the last scientific data of its seven-year mission at Jupiter. The ta...

Alaska Quake Backs Theory Temblors Trigger Faraway Activity

AP Science Writer

November 18, 2002

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The magnitude-7.9 earthquake that rocked Alaska Nov. 3 has lent new credence to the theory that large temblors can trigger seismic activity even thousands of miles away. Immediately following the earthquake, th...

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