Archive: 17/12/2009

Studying how black holes grow

Black holes are some of the most exotic objects in the universe. They are the final evolutionary stage of giant stars much larger than the sun. When these stars explode, their cores collapse down to the size of large asteroid. ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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How to spur energy storage innovations

Imagine flying all the way from coast to coast, completely guilt-free, in an airplane that doesn’t emit a single particle of greenhouse gas or air pollutants. That could happen someday, perhaps brought to reality thanks ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Other
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New gene linked to congenital heart defects

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues have identified a new gene, ETS-1, that is linked to human congenital heart defects. The landmark study, recently published online in the ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Genetics
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How water forms where Earth-like planets are born

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a study that helps to explain the origins of water on Earth, University of Michigan astronomers have found that water vapor can form spontaneously in habitable zones of solar systems, and that it develops ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Astronomy
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Year's Best Gift Could Be A Job From Santa

In this year's myriad discussions of stimulus and jobs programs, no one has yet publicly raised the idea to ask Santa Claus to take Christmas Eve off. Outsourcing his job by asking mere mortals to deliver presents to the ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Other
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