Science

  • October 28, 2003  

    Wind-swept wildfires have consumed 522,000 acres of Southern California, destroyed 1,552 homes and claimed 17 lives. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles provides a firsthand view of the devastation from the fireline in San Bernadino. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2003  

    Wildfires continued to rage out of control in parts of Southern California on Monday. Ray Suarez speaks with San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy about the battle against the fires that have already taken 13 lives and destroyed more than 850 homes. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2003   BY Admin 

    The U.S. Senate Wednesday night passed an anti-spam bill by a 97-0 vote, though industry experts offer a more cautious assessment of the measure. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2003  

    Hydrogen power, a prospective candidate in the race to find a non-fossil fuel source, has the potential to fuel vehicles for transportation and generate most of the world’s electricity. Tom Bearden reports on the process of bringing hydrogen fuel from the laboratory to the showroom. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003  

    China’s mammoth Yangtse River will soon be controlled by the largest dam ever built, but the edifice is still not strong enough to quell the tide of corruption. Ian Williams of Independent Television News reports on some of the human consequences of the immense engineering and construction project. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2003  

    Spencer Michels reports on the new wireless technology used to connect computers to the Internet. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2003  

    Four decades after the height of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, China became only the third country to launch a person into orbit. Ian Williams of Independent Television News reports on the Chinese entry into the space age. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2003  

    Ray Suarez leads a discussion about the work of Iranian attorney Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel peace prize. The Nobel committee recognized Ebadi for her work to promote democracy, human rights and equality for women in Iran. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2003  

    Two biochemists were honored with the Nobel prize for chemistry in recognition of their discoveries of the tiny channels that let vital substances move through cell walls. Margaret Warner talks to Peter Agre, one of the prize recipients. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2003  

    Three scientists won the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday for their research into the behavior of atoms and electrons at extremely low temperatures. Senior correspondent Ray Suarez interviews one of newest Nobel laureates, Anthony Leggett of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Continue reading