Archive: 04/1/2005

Picking on Einstein

This year marks the 100th anniversary of a revolution in our notions of space and time. Before 1905, when Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, most people believed that space and tim ...

Apr 01, 2005
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Scientists Unravel Midwest Tornado Formation

Although tornadoes are usually thought of as springtime storms that develop in early evenings out of isolated weather cells, storm watchers now say that conception often fails to hold, especially in the larger ...

Apr 01, 2005
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More Than Half World Population Exposed to Natural Hazards

The World Bank has published a report entitled, "Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis," that presents a global view of disaster risks associated with some major natural hazards—drought, floods, cyclones, earthquakes, ...

Apr 01, 2005
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The trust game: Measuring social interaction

If trust is a two-way street, then researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have mapped where in the brain that trust is formulated and how the decision to trust shifts with experience. In a report in this week's issue of ...

Apr 01, 2005
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New fuel cell drives around hydrogen economy roadblocks

As gasoline prices climb ever higher and the U.S. Senate backs oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the possibility of a hydrogen economy -- where drivers tank up on clean-burning hydrogen fuel -- gleams ...

Apr 01, 2005
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Chemists probe secrets in ancient textile dyes from China, Peru

Chemists journey to Gobi region for samples, discover novel dye in textiles from Peru Although searching for 3,000-year-old mummy textiles in tombs under the blazing sun of a western Chinese desert may seem more Indiana ...

Apr 01, 2005
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