Archive: 12/03/2008

Brown Dwarfs Do Form Like Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have uncovered strong evidence that brown dwarfs form like stars. Using the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA), they detected molecules of carbon monoxide shooting outward ...

Dec 03, 2008
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Dogs chase efficiently, but cats skulk counterintuitively

A Duke University study suggests that evolution can behave as differently as dogs and cats. While the dogs depend on an energy-efficient style of four-footed running over long distances to catch their prey, cats seem to have ...

Dec 03, 2008
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Managing carbon loss

As the United States continues to develop alternative energy methods and push towards energy independence, cellulosic-based ethanol has emerged as one of the most commercially viable technologies. Corn stover remains the ...

Dec 03, 2008
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New insights on fusion power

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research carried out at MIT’s Alcator C-Mod fusion reactor may have brought the promise of fusion as a future power source a bit closer to reality, though scientists caution that a practical ...

Dec 03, 2008
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Robotic technology improves stroke rehabilitation

Research scientists using a novel, hand-operated robotic device and functional MRI (fMRI) have found that chronic stroke patients can be rehabilitated, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Dec 03, 2008
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Invasive garden ants as new pest insects in Europe

Northern Europe has so far been free from invasive pest ants, but it seems just a matter of time until Lasius neglectus, a new ant that was discovered in 1990, will reach these latitudes and wreak havoc in parks and garden ...

Dec 03, 2008
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