Archive: 12/08/2005

Errors in the Measurement of Global Warming Corrected

New Haven, Conn. — The effect of the sun’s heat on weather balloons largely accounts for a data discrepancy that has long contributed to a dispute over the existence of global warming, according to a report by scientists ...

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MIT finds genetic clue to bone and fat production

MIT researchers have identified a gene that helps control the balance between bone and fat in the human body, a discovery that could pave the way for the prevention of childhood obesity and the treatment of osteoporosis.

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New observations and climate model data

For the first time, new climate observations and computer models provide a consistent picture of recent warming of Earth’s tropical atmosphere.

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Volcanic blast influences climate

The volcanic ash cloud created by a volcanic blast can alter interactions between the atmosphere and sun, affecting climate patterns, say U.S. scientists.

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U.S. cybersecurity called "alarming"

The United States' information technology infrastructure is "highly vulnerable to terrorist and criminal attacks," an expert has said.

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Combination power-heat system created

U.S. grocery stores, schools, hotels and hospitals are likely candidates for a high-efficiency system that provides heating, cooling and electric power.

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