Archive: 03/19/2006

Sea coral's trick helps scientists tag proteins

The glow emitted by a variety of sea coral helped Russian scientists harness the protein that generates the light to create a tiny fluorescent tag that responds to visible light. The two-color tag should help researchers ...

Mar 19, 2006
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'Hot Jupiter' Systems may Harbor Earth-like Planets

The catalogue of confirmed extrasolar planets ('exoplanets') is growing rapidly. There are currently approximately 133 known planetary systems, harboring a total of 156 exoplanets as of January 2006*. With ...

Mar 19, 2006 feature
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Poaching may destroy last Sumatran rhinos

Poaching has greatly reduced Malaysia's population of Sumatran rhinoceroses, but a small group of 13 are holding on, says the World Wildlife Fund.

Mar 19, 2006
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Scientists test spread of life

Scientists suggest life on earth could have spread to other planetary bodies in the solar system.

Mar 19, 2006
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Biological spring coming sooner

The calendar says spring begins next Tuesday, but a U.S. environmental groups says biological spring arrived last Monday.

Mar 19, 2006
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Radar used to study snow, sleet, rain

The University of Helsinki has acquired a state-of-the-art polarimetric weather radar to study the physics of rain clouds, snow and sleet.

Mar 19, 2006
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