Archive: 09/07/2012

Space Image: The Italian Boot

(Phys.org)—This oblique, night time panorama of much of Europe was photographed by one of the Expedition 32 crew members aboard the International Space Station flying approximately 240 miles above the Mediterranean ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The controlled cell

(Phys.org)—An interdisciplinary effort at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) addressed the question of how mRNA content, which is translated into proteins, is regulated in the ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Grandma is one happy Hippocampus

(Phys.org)—Our understanding of the population dynamics, longevity and reproductive habits of the seahorse species Hippocampus whitei (White's Seahorse) has been significantly expanded thanks to newly ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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'Trojan horse' effect may explain jellyfish blooms

(Phys.org)—Man-made structures such as harbours, tourist facilities, oil rigs and aquaculture farms provide ideal sanctuaries for jellyfish polyps to flourish and may explain an apparent increase in jellyfish ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Ecology
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SDO enters its semiannual eclipse season

(Phys.org)—Twice a year, for three weeks near the equinox, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) moves into its eclipse season—a time when Earth blocks its view of the sun for a period of time each ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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