Archive: 02/03/2014

Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice

(Phys.org) —Ice in northern Alaska's lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar imagery show how changes in our climate are affecting high-latitude environments.

Feb 03, 2014
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Studying sea snakes for underwater robot design

The fascinating body structures of sea snakes which adapt them for life in water are being studied by University of Adelaide researchers as inspiration for a marine robot - the first of its kind.

Feb 03, 2014
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Looking for life in all the wrong places

(Phys.org) —Scientists have long focused their search for extraterrestrial life on Earth-like planets – but that may be a mistake, according to a McMaster researcher.

Feb 03, 2014
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Togo intensifies crackdown on ivory trafficking

Togo is intensifying its efforts to crack down on ivory trafficking after a number of large seizures, warning smugglers that the country will no longer be a staging post for the illegal trade.

Feb 03, 2014
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Physicists correct quantum errors

Scientists from the FOM Foundation and the Technical University Delft, working together at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, have succeeded in detecting and correcting errors during the storage of quantum ...

Feb 03, 2014
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Wary NKorea struggles to stay afloat in info age

It's late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea's Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in the glow of computer displays as they surf ...

Feb 03, 2014
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