Archive: 09/04/2008

Probing Question: What are Shooting Stars?

In the early morning darkness on April 15, 1912, as the R.M.S. Titanic was sinking in the freezing Atlantic, survivors witnessed a large number of streaking lights in the sky, which many believed to be the souls of their ...

dateApr 09, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Chlorine Triggers Protective Nerve Receptor

Inhaling chlorine triggers a nerve receptor that protects healthy people by inducing sneezing, coughing, and irritation, but can cause major problems for people with asthma and other respiratory problems, Yale School of Medicine ...

dateApr 09, 2008 in Medical research
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Vehicle communications system in your pocket

The device that will manage the telematics communications of next-generation vehicles may already be in our pockets. Multiple application ‘nomadic’ devices like the mobile phone are ideal for telematics solutions. Automotive ...

dateApr 09, 2008 in Engineering
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Deep-sea sharks wired for sound

Deep-sea sharks have been tagged and tracked and their habitats precisely mapped in world-first research to test the conservation value of areas closed to commercial fishing.

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