Archive: 03/07/2014

Earth's mantle plasticity explained

Earth's mantle is a solid layer that undergoes slow, continuous convective motion. But how do these rocks deform, thus making such motion possible, given that minerals such as olivine (the main constituent ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Catching signals from a speeding satellite

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Flavor secrets of Hass avocados probed

What makes an avocado delicious? U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant physiologist David M. Obenland and a team led by University of California-Riverside colleague Mary Lu Arpaia are collaborating ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Ecology
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Deer feeding puts birds at risk

By comparing the fate of artificial nests close and far away from supplementary feeding sites located in the forest for ungulates, such as deer and wild boar, researchers found that those nests in the vicinity ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Ecology
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