Archive: 04/11/2007

Astronomers improve cosmic distance scale with Hubble

An international team of astronomers led by Fritz Benedict and Barbara McArthur of The University of Texas at Austin has used Hubble Space Telescope to solve one of the biggest problems in measuring the universe's expansion. ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Astronomy
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Future Space Telescopes Could Detect Earth Twin

For the first time ever, NASA researchers have successfully demonstrated in the laboratory that a space telescope rigged with special masks and mirrors could snap a photo of an Earth-like planet orbiting a ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Astronomy
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Perception, Status and Bottled Water

In a new study, University of Arkansas researchers argue that consumers buy bottled water because they perceive it to be purer, safer and healthier than municipal water. Further findings suggest that young and high-income ...

dateApr 11, 2007 in Other
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Climate key to species invasion by air

Far-flung regions with similar climates that are suddenly linked by a busy flight route are at an increased risk of an invasion of foreign species, according to scientists at Oxford University.

dateApr 11, 2007 in Other
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