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Glimpse of prehistoric Earth in Arctic rock

August 18, 2010 5:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

McGILL (CAN)-Geochemical evidence from volcanic rocks collected on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic suggests that beneath the Earth’s surface lies a region of mantle that has...

Deaf Students Sign by iPhone

August 18, 2010 4:42 am | News | Comments

Engineers are developing the first device able to transmit American Sign Language over U.S. cellular networks.

Spray Toad Odyssey to Tanzania

August 18, 2010 4:31 am | News | Comments

In a bold effort to save one of the world’s rarest amphibians from extinction, one hundred Kihansi spray toads have been flown home to Tanzania after being painstakingly reared at the Bronx Zoo and The Toledo Zoo. 

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Particle Physics Mitigate Natural Disasters

August 18, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

Researchers are creating a web portal that allows engineers working in the developing world to have access to complicated landslide risk calculations to provide vital input to infrastructure work.

Math Reveals Fat Cell Birth Cause

August 18, 2010 4:25 am | News | Comments

Just what causes the birth of a human fat cell is a mystery, but scientists using mathematics to tackle the question have come up with a few predictions about the proteins that influence this process.

Chinese Space Station to Launch in 2011

August 18, 2010 4:23 am | News | Comments

China has finished the first module of a planned space station and is testing its electronics and other systems before launching it into orbit next year.

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

August 18, 2010 4:22 am | News | Comments

A university professor tries to explain and understand the Hurricane Katrina aftermath since hitting the gulf coast five years ago.  

B Vitamins May Prevent Brain Decline

August 18, 2010 4:19 am | News | Comments

An analysis of volunteers’ blood samples showed that lower levels of one B vitamin, folate, were associated with symptoms of dementia and poor brain function.

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Gulf Shrimping Takes Dip

August 18, 2010 4:19 am | News | Comments

As the August shrimp season enters its second day in the Gulf Coast, some shrimpers wonder if it's economically worth it.  

Sponge fossils may be earliest animals

August 17, 2010 2:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

PRINCETON (US)-Scientists may have discovered the oldest fossils of animal bodies, suggesting that primitive sponge-like creatures were living in ocean reefs about 650 million years...

Nearly 80 Percent of Oil Remains in Gulf

August 17, 2010 12:57 pm | News | Comments

A report released concludes that up to 79 percent of the oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon well has not been recovered and remains a threat to the ecosystem.

Performance Testing Porous Aluminas Using TriStar Analyzer

August 17, 2010 12:16 pm | Articles | Comments

This application note from Micromeritics explains what aluminas are, their use as a vapor trap, and how a BET surface area measurement can be used as an indicator for their performance.  

Humans flip Texas river's native carbon cycle

August 17, 2010 7:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

RICE (US)-Damming and other human activity has completely obscured the natural carbon dioxide cycle in Texas’ longest river, the Brazos. “The natural factors that influence...

Mobile sign language that's 3G friendly

August 17, 2010 7:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. WASHINGTON-SEATTLE (US)-Engineers are developing the first device able to transmit American Sign Language over U.S. cellular networks. The tool is just completing its initial field test...

Lower speed limit posted for protein assembly

August 17, 2010 7:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

MICHIGAN STATE (US)-The apparently random self-assembly of molecular threads into the proteins that make the body work is far less frantic than previously thought, according to new...

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