Archive: 02/13/2007

Researcher seeks 'missing piece' in climate change models

To most people, soil is just dirt. But to microbiologists, it is a veritable zoo of bacteria, fungi and nematodes. It's also a vast carbon dioxide factory. As these microorganisms consume carbon-based materials found in soil, ...

Feb 13, 2007
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Lunar Eclipse

Picture this: The year is 2025 and you're on the moon. "Home" is 100 meters away—an outpost on the rim of Shackleton Crater. NASA started building it five years earlier, and it is growing fast. You're one ...

Feb 13, 2007
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Molecules Under Hammer

How do you get information from a preparation that is transparent? How can you still see a three-dimensional image through a microscope? Dutch researcher Rajesh S. Pillai investigated a new way of illuminating ...

Feb 13, 2007
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Scientists: A good lie detector is hard to find

In the not-too-distant future, police may request a warrant to search your brain. This was said only partly in jest by one of the panelists at a Feb. 2 symposium, "Is There Science Underlying Truth Detection?" sponsored by ...

Feb 13, 2007
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RIM Introduced BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone

Research In Motion introduced the thinnest BlackBerry handset yet. The quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 8800 is equipped with a full, highly tactile QWERTY keyboard and RIM's user-friendly trackball ...

Feb 13, 2007
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Controlling Photons for Use in Quantum Computing

“Quantum information science makes use of the quantum nature of particles to perform computation,” Gerhard Rempe explains to “One approach is to use single particles of light – photons – as the basis ...

Feb 13, 2007 feature
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The Colorful Demise of a Sun-Like Star

This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around ...

Feb 13, 2007
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