Archive: 05/14/2007

Preventing 'Sick' Spaceships

Picture this: You're one of several astronauts homeward bound after a three-year mission to Mars. Halfway back from the Red Planet, your spacecraft starts suffering intermittent electrical outages. So you ...

dateMay 14, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Scientists search for cause of bee deaths

A U.S. scientist says parasites, pathogens and pesticides are all possible suspects in the recent staggering decline in the number of the world's honeybees.

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NASA mission explores world's deepest sinkhole

A NASA-funded expedition, including researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, will begin searching for the submerged bottom of Mexico’s El Zacatón sinkhole with a robotic submarine the week of ...

dateMay 14, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination

Soil contaminants lead to rapid genetic adaptations in the nematode Acrobeloides nanus. The worms from contaminated soil live longer and lay more eggs under polluted conditions than the worms from unpolluted soil. Dutch-sponsored ...

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