Archive: 10/17/2007

Science with Integral -- 5 years on

With eyes that peer into the most energetic phenomena in the universe, ESA’s Integral has been setting records, discovering the unexpected and helping understanding the unknown over its first five years.

dateOct 17, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Acid oceans warning

The world’s oceans are becoming more acid, with potentially devastating consequences for corals and the marine organisms that build reefs and provide much of the Earth’s breathable oxygen.

dateOct 17, 2007 in Environment
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NASA Concludes Successful Fuse Mission

After an eight-year run that gave astronomers a completely new perspective on the universe, NASA has concluded the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer mission. The satellite, known as FUSE, became inoperable in July when ...

dateOct 17, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Researchers Give Computers Common Sense

Using a little-known Google Labs widget, computer scientists from UC San Diego and UCLA have brought common sense to an automated image labeling system. The common sense comes as the ability to use context ...

dateOct 17, 2007 in Computer Sciences
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Acupuncture Reduces Pain, Need for Opioids after Surgery

Using acupuncture before and during surgery significantly reduces the level of pain and the amount of potent painkillers needed by patients after the surgery is over, according to Duke University Medical Center anesthesiologists ...

dateOct 17, 2007 in Other
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