Archive: 13/10/2011

Student unlocks secrets of mercury

More than one billion people around the world depend upon fish for protein in their diet. But the threat of mercury poisoning, especially in children, has raised concerns about the safety of eating fish.

dateOct 13, 2011 in Environment
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Microdots spot on for wasp study

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by scientists at The Australian National University will see wasps being tracked in the same way as stolen cars – using specialist microdot technology.

dateOct 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Beautiful math of fractals

(PhysOrg.com) -- What do mountains, broccoli and the stock market have in common? The answer to that question may best be explained by fractals, the branch of geometry that explains irregular shapes and processes, ranging ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Mathematics
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And the microbes shall inherit the Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Global warming is not a novel phenomenon, and by studying what happened to the planet during a period of global warming about 250 million years ago, one USC Dornsife scientist hopes to discover what could ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Amateur skywatchers help space hazards team

For the first time, observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have found an asteroid that comes close enough to Earth to pose an impact threat. The space rock was found by amateur astronomers, highlighting the ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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