Archive: 01/05/2009

Shift in simulation superiority

Science and engineering are advancing rapidly in part due to ever more powerful computer simulations, yet the most advanced supercomputers require programming skills that all too few U.S. researchers possess. At the same ...

dateMay 01, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Sea Salt Holds Clues to Climate Change

( -- We know that average sea levels have risen over the past century, and that global warming is to blame. But what is climate change doing to the saltiness, or salinity, of our oceans?

dateMay 01, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Why Are Galaxies So Smooth?

( -- Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered streams of young stars flowing from their natal cocoons in distant galaxies. These distant rivers of stars provide ...

dateMay 01, 2009 in Astronomy
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New Southern California beetle killing oaks

U.S. Forest Service scientists have completed a study on a beetle that was first detected in California in 2004, but has now attacked 67 percent of the oak trees in an area 30 miles east of San Diego.

dateMay 01, 2009 in Ecology
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