Archive: 13/11/2008

Marine plankton found in amber

(PhysOrg.com) -- Marine microorganisms have been found in amber dating from the middle of the Cretaceous period. The fossils were collected in Charente, in France. This completely unexpected discovery will deepen our understanding ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Researchers Studying Little-Known Genetic Sequences

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona researchers are among a group of scientists who have discovered a source of previously scarce small RNA molecules. Their finding, which was recently published in the Proceedings of the ...

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Mysterious Microbe Plays Important Role in Ocean Ecology

(PhysOrg.com) -- An unusual microorganism discovered in the open ocean may force scientists to rethink their understanding of how carbon and nitrogen cycle through ocean ecosystems. A paper describing the new findings appears ...

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Physicists testing Nobel-winning theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Soeren Prell and a team of Iowa State University researchers are part of an international research team testing a theory that led to a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for Japanese researchers Makoto ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in General Physics
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Corralling the carbon cycle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists may have overcome a major hurdle to calculating how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is absorbed and released by plants, vital information for understanding how the biosphere responds to stress and for ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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NASA Restores Historic Lunar Orbiter Image

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA released a newly restored 42-year-old image of Earth on Thursday. The Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft took the iconic photograph of Earth rising above the lunar surface in 1966. Using refurbished machinery ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Space Exploration
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