Archive: 04/10/2007

Astronauts to Ride Rails in Emergency

As NASA revamps Launch Complex 39B to host the new Orion spacecraft and Ares I rocket of the Constellation Program, engineers are preparing to install a new kind of departure system to evacuate astronauts.

dateOct 04, 2007 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 0

Living fossils have hot sex

University of Utah scientists discovered a strange method of reproduction in primitive plants named cycads: The plants heat up and emit a toxic odor to drive pollen-covered insects out of male cycad cones, and then use a ...

dateOct 04, 2007 in
shares0 comments 0

Hydrothermal vents: Hot spots of microbial diversity

Thousands of new kinds of marine microbes have been discovered at two deep-sea hydrothermal vents off the Oregon coast by scientists at the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) and University of Washington’s Joint Institute ...

dateOct 04, 2007 in
shares0 comments 0

Salmonid hatcheries cause 'stunning' loss of reproduction

The rearing of steelhead trout in hatcheries causes a dramatic and unexpectedly fast drop in their ability to reproduce in the wild, a new Oregon State University study shows, and raises serious questions about the wisdom ...

dateOct 04, 2007 in
shares0 comments 0