Archive: 11/16/2011

Frogs' amazing leaps due to springy tendons

Some species of frogs and many other animals are able to jump far beyond what appear to be their capabilities. The trained contestants in the frog-jumping competition in Calaveras County, Calif., come to mind, ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Happy birthday, Sir William Herschel!

On this day in 1738, an astronomy legend was born – Sir William Herschel. Among this British astronomer and musician’s many accomplishments, Herschel was credited with the discovery of the planet ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade

CERN today kicked off the High Luminosity LHC study with a workshop bringing together scientists and engineers from some 14 European institutions, supported through the European Commission’s seventh Framework programm ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in General Physics
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Scientists tackle the carbon conundrum

U.S. scientists have developed a new, integrated, ten-year science plan to better understand the details of Earth's carbon cycle and people's role in it. Understanding the carbon cycle is central for mitigating climate change ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Space image: Jupiter-Io montage

(PhysOrg.com) -- This montage of New Horizons images shows Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, and were taken during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby in early 2007.

dateNov 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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Harm not those strangers that pollinate, study warns

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an irony of nature, invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, according to a recent discovery that could change how scientists and governments ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Ecology
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