Archive: 10/17/2011

NASA to test new atomic clock

When people think of space technologies, many think of solar panels, propulsion systems and guidance systems. One important piece of technology in spaceflight is an accurate timing device.

dateOct 17, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Is M85 missing a black hole?

The conventional wisdom of galaxies is that they should have a central massive black hole (CMBH). The presence of such objects has been confirmed in our own galaxy as well as numerous other galaxies, including ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Astronomy
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A genetic barcode against forestry law-breaking

The massive overexploitation of Madagascar's tropical woods is endangering the island's unique flora and fauna. A project by ETH Zurich and Zurich Zoo aims to make the illegal wood trade more difficult through ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Ecology
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The public debate on climate change

Even after years of scientific research that points to how human activity is causing climate change, pundits, policymakers and the general public are still debating the issue.

dateOct 17, 2011 in Environment
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