Archive: 03/08/2012

Invasive insects cause staggering impact on native tree

The beautiful, endemic and endangered cycad, Cycas micronesica was once a dominant forest tree on the island of Guam, but recent plant mortality predicts extirpation from Guam habitats by 2019. This dire prediction by scientists ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Ecology
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Smartphone maker HTC posts 58 percent profit drop

(AP) — Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. reported Friday a 58 percent drop in second quarter profit year-on-year, its third consecutive quarterly decline as intensifying competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Business
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Carbon-eaters on the Black sea

(Phys.org) -- This brilliant cyan pattern scattered across the surface of the Black Sea is a bloom of microscopic phytoplankton. The multitude of single-celled algae in this image are most likely coccolithophores, one of ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Subaru telescope reveals 3D structure of supernovae

A research group led by Dr. Masaomi Tanaka (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), Dr. Koji Kawabata (Hiroshima University), Dr. Takashi Hattori (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), and Dr. Keiichi Maeda (University ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Astronomy
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Curiosity's first daredevil stunt

(Phys.org) -- When Curiosity enters the Martian atmosphere on August 6th, setting in motion "the seven minutes of terror" that people around the world have anticipated since launch a year ago, the intrepid rover will actually ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Developing miniaturized spectrometer-on-a-chip

(Phys.org) -- The Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) is big. It's powerful and it discovered, among other things, that Saturn's mysterious moon Enceladus was one of the very few worlds in the solar system that radiated ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in General Physics
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