Science

  • March 30, 2004   BY Larisa Epatko  

    More than two months after NASA announced it will no longer service the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists and the general public are still hoping the agency will change its mind. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2004  

    Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been supplying scientists with reams of information about our universe. Tom Bearden reports that, despite its successes, safety concerns may prevent NASA from making the necessary repairs to the telescope. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2004  

    The European Union fined Microsoft more than $600 million yesterday for antitrust violations, and it ordered the software giant to take steps to allow more competition in the operating-systems market. Ray Suarez looks at the impact of the ruling. Continue reading

  • March 23, 2004   BY Admin 

    NASA scientists announced Tuesday that they believe the Mars rover Opportunity has found what used to be a briny pool of standing water at least 2 inches deep. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2004   BY Admin 

    Worries that the mercury in certain fish could harm young children prompted the government Friday to issue new guidelines for eating fish. Continue reading

  • March 11, 2004  

    NewsHour essayist Roger Rosenblatt wonders what to make of Mars. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2004  

    NASA announced Tuesday the discovery of evidence that water once existed on the surface of Mars, creating conditions that may have supported life. NASA scientist Jim Garvin explains the findings and implications. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2004  

    The Spirit rover drove into a Martian hollow, while halfway around the planet, its twin dug a trench with one wheel to investigate the soil’s content. Ray Suarez discusses the latest findings with Steve Squyres of Cornell University, principle investigator of the Mars rovers’ scientific instruments. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2004  

    The proposed merger between Cingular and AT&T Wireless may reshape the fiercely competitive cell phone market. Ray Suarez discusses the proposed union between the second and third largest U.S. wireless carriers with industry analyst Charles Golvin of Forrester Research. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004  

    Dr. Elias Zerhouni, director of the N.I.H., is spearheading efforts to speed up the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to be translated into new medical treatments and drugs. Susan Dentzer talks to Zerhouni and other researchers about the proposed changes at the NIH and their implications for medical research. Continue reading