Archive: 12/03/2008

Brown Dwarfs Do Form Like Stars

( -- 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 ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Astronomy
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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 ...

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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 ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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New insights on fusion power

( -- 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 ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in General Physics
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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 ...

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