Archive: 12/09/2005

Suburban ecosystems to be studied

U.S. researchers are studying the ecosystems of the suburban enclave to determine the effects of lawns in global warming.

Dec 09, 2005
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New Models of Weather Pattern

For a mathematician, Joseph Biello spends a lot of time thinking about the weather. But the UC Davis assistant professor isn't looking out the office window. He is using mathematical theory to build a model of the Madden-Julian ...

Dec 09, 2005
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Samsung Offers 8GB FB-DIMM for Servers

Samsung Electronics today announced a new 8GB server memory offering. Following the introduction of its 8GB Registered Dual In-line Memory Module (R-DIMM) in October, Samsung has now increased the density of ...

Dec 09, 2005
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Physicists create first robust DNA building blocks

Physicists from the University of Oxford have designed the first structurally robust, self-assembling DNA building blocks. The DNA tetrahedra, 10,000,000,000 (ten thousand million) of which could fit on the ...

Dec 09, 2005
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Astronomers map dark matter in startling detail

Clues revealed by the recently sharpened view of the Hubble Space Telescope have allowed astronomers to map the location of invisible "dark matter" in unprecedented detail in two very young galaxy clusters. ...

Dec 09, 2005
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Report: Great Lakes deteriorating

A coalition of environmental groups released a report in Washington saying the Great Lakes are deteriorating at an unprecedented rate.

Dec 09, 2005
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Embryonic stem cells could treat millions

British scientists say the stem cells taken from just 10 human embryos could supply suitable tissue to treat most of the U.K. population.

Dec 09, 2005
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Overpopulation of reindeer in Greenland

Wildlife officials in Greenland say the reindeer population has grown 25 percent since 2000 in the western part of the country.

Dec 09, 2005
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Wireless World: Sponge Bob calling

You're sitting on the metro, heading home from work, bored and exhausted. You used to have to wait until you arrived at home to watch some entertaining TV, but not anymore. Telecom carriers are now introducing content, like ...

Dec 09, 2005
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Globe Talk: France Telecom's China leap

Few were surprised by France Telecom's announcement this week that it will be working closely with Chinese telecommunications group ZTE. Yet while the partnership may prove fruitful in the longer term, expectations for any ...

Dec 09, 2005
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Ames Lab physicist wins European Union's highest science prize

Costas Soukoulis leads team that will share portion of 1 million euro Descartes Prizes Costas Soukoulis, a senior physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and an Iowa State University Distinguished Pro ...

Dec 09, 2005
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Prelude to an earthquake?

A geophysicist from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified possible seismic precursors to two recent California earthquakes, including the 1989 Loma ...

Dec 09, 2005
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