Archive: 10/02/2008

An a-maize-ing path out of poverty

(PhysOrg.com) -- Across Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa, processing the corn harvest is labor intensive: Families and friends gather to spend a day or two filling bags with the dried cobs, beating then to ...

dateOct 02, 2008 in Engineering
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Hubble enters safe mode

At approximately 02:00 CEST on Sunday, 28 September, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope automatically entered safe mode when errors were detected in the Control Unit/Science Data Formatter-Side A.

dateOct 02, 2008 in Space Exploration
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'Little bang' triggered solar system formation

For several decades, scientists have thought that the Solar System formed as a result of a shock wave from an exploding star—a supernova—that triggered the collapse of a dense, dusty gas cloud that contracted ...

dateOct 02, 2008 in Astronomy
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When seeing IS believing

New research published in the journal Science explains why individuals seek to find and impose order on an unruly world through superstition, rituals and conspiratorial explanations by linking a loss of control to indivi ...

dateOct 02, 2008 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Bays on US Gulf Coast vulnerable to flooding

The most comprehensive geological review ever undertaken of the upper U.S. Gulf Coast suggests that a combination of rising seas and dammed rivers could flood large swaths of wetlands this century in one or more bays from ...

dateOct 02, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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