Archive: 10/13/2010

Predicting extinction risk to birds with a model

(PhysOrg.com) -- Yale University researchers have developed a tool for biodiversity conservation in the face of global change: a statistical model that helps predict the risk of extinction for almost 90% of the world’s ...

Oct 13, 2010
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CSIRO 'hot rods' old telescope

CSIRO has helped transform the University of Sydney's radio telescope into a world-class instrument, and along the way has learned lessons for its own ASKAP (Australian SKA Pathfinder) telescope.

Oct 13, 2010
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Catastrophe in Hungary was avoidable: researcher

In Hungary, as in many parts of the world, toxic bauxite sludges created during aluminium production are stored in the open air. Prolonged rainfall probably pushed the collection pond to its limits. The dam ...

Oct 13, 2010
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Truth revealed in rare disaster theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research that supports a theory that investors need to account for rare disasters when making decisions on the stockmarket has been accepted for publication in the international top journal in finance.

Oct 13, 2010
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Doubt cast on existence of habitable alien world

Last month, astronomers announced the discovery of the first potentially habitable extrasolar planet. But this week at an International Astronomical Union meeting, doubts were raised about the existence o ...

Oct 13, 2010
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New hope for sun-burned eyes

People whose vision is badly damaged by over-exposure to bright light may be able to restore their sight, according to research from The Australian National University.

Oct 13, 2010
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