Archive: 17/11/2009

COBE Satellite Marks 20th Anniversary

( -- NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite rocketed into Earth orbit on Nov. 18, 1989, and quickly revolutionized our understanding of the early cosmos. Developed and built at Goddard Space Flight ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Study looks at scientific, cultural perspectives on race

( -- A new study compares personal perceptions of race, color and ancestry of Brazilian high school students with the results of genetic ancestry tests, with the aim of investigating the tensions between cultural ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Other
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One word: bioplastics

( -- Every year, more than 250 billion pounds of plastic are produced worldwide. Much of it ends up in the world's oceans, a fact that troubles MIT biology professor Anthony Sinskey.

dateNov 17, 2009 in Materials Science
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Early voting option can decrease turnout, research shows

( -- Although states are moving quickly to put in place election procedures that allow for early voting, allowing people to cast ballots ahead of Election Day often results in lower turnout, according to research ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Other
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