Archive: 08/1/2011

The art of magnetic writing

Computer files that allow us to watch videos, store pictures, and edit all kinds of media formats are nothing else but streams of "0" and "1" digital data, that is, bits and bytes. Modern computing technology is based on ...

Aug 01, 2011
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Tracking the mighty microbe

Jillian Banfield studies very, very small things, but her work is vast in its scope and impact. So vast, in fact, that her discoveries have implications for space, the human body and nearly everything in between.

Aug 01, 2011
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New owner is preparing Myspace for a remodel

Just a week after acquiring Myspace, Orange County, Calif., brothers Tim and Chris Vanderhook strolled through the firm's Beverly Hills headquarters and settled into a corner office with a stunning view of the Hollywood ...

Aug 01, 2011
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A new catalyst for ethanol made from biomass

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new catalyst material that could replace chemicals currently derived from petroleum and be the basis for more environmentally friendly products including ...

Aug 01, 2011
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Researchers develop “net” nanodetector

Bin Ding and his team of researchers at Donghua University, Shanghai, China, have developed a new method of testing for formaldehyde using an electro-spinning netting technique. The process, described in their paper published ...

Aug 01, 2011 report
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Scientists map religious forests and sacred sites

Oxford scientists are aiming to produce a global map of the land owned or revered by the world’s religions. Many of these ‘religious forests’ and sacred sites contain some of the richest biodiversity ...

Aug 01, 2011
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Nemesis is a myth

Danger looms from out of space: asteroids and comets are a threat to our planet. The history of Earth has always been punctuated by cosmic catastrophes. Several studies have claimed to have found periodic ...

Aug 01, 2011
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