Archive: 19/04/2011

Propeller turbulence may affect marine food webs

A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that turbulence from boat propellers can and does kill large numbers of copepods—tiny crustaceans that are an important part of marine food ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Environment
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Ticketmaster rolls out 'dynamic' ticket pricing

(AP) -- Event tickets seller Ticketmaster said Monday that it is introducing new technology to let artists and sports teams raise or lower ticket prices to reflect demand during the initial sales period - a move it said ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Business
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Is titan hiding an ocean?

Saturn's moon Titan just keeps throwing surprises at us. A multi-layered atmosphere thicker than our own? Check. A hydrologic cycle that relies on methane as the operating liquid? Check. Rivers, streams and lakes filled with ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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A tale of two deserts

Because the surface of Mars today is bone-dry and frozen all year round, it’s difficult to find any place on Earth that is truly Mars-like. But two locations, Antarctica’s Upper Dry Valleys and the hyper-arid core ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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New tools to tackle a solar data storm

(PhysOrg.com) -- So great is the wealth of data about the Sun now being sent back by space missions such as SOHO, STEREO and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) that scientists back on Earth can struggle to keep pace. To ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Space Exploration
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