Archive: 11/03/2009

Deep-sea fish stocks threatened

( -- Commercial fishing in the north-east Atlantic could be harming deep-sea fish populations a kilometre below the deepest reach of fishing trawlers, according to a 25-year study published on Wednesday.

dateMar 11, 2009 in Ecology
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GOCE gravity satellite moves to launch pad

( -- With liftoff just five days away, ESA's GOCE spacecraft - encased in the protective half-shells of the launcher fairing - has been transported from the cleanroom and installed in the launch tower at the Plesetsk ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Shining light on diabetes-related blindness

A group of scientists in California is trying to develop a cheaper, less invasive way to spot the early stages of retinal damage from diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in American adults, before it leads ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Optics & Photonics
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Turning sunlight into liquid fuels (Video)

( -- For millions of years, green plants have employed photosynthesis to capture energy from sunlight and convert it into electrochemical energy. A goal of scientists has been to develop an artificial version ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Other
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