Archive: 05/19/2010

Aqua satellite sees sunglint on Gulf oil slick

At 3 p.m. EDT on May 18, NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured sunglints in ...

May 19, 2010
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Google sets Wave free

Google on Wednesday opened to the world an innovative Wave communications platform that liberates people from the constraints of traditional email.

May 19, 2010
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An island as a reflection of the world

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nematodes, which are tiny worms, can be found in virtually every ecosystem throughout the world, and count as one of the most biologically diverse groups in the animal kingdom. The biologists ...

May 19, 2010
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New steps toward a universal flu vaccine

Researchers at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine have developed a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations. They report their ...

May 19, 2010
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Putting teeth into forensic science

In a large natural disaster, such as the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, or in an unsolved homicide case, knowing the birth date of an individual can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity ...

May 19, 2010
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Active and healthy schools get kids moving

Last month, first lady Michelle Obama launched "Let's Move," a new campaign to combat childhood obesity. The initiative seeks to improve school nutrition programs and promote physical activity. In Missouri, ...

May 19, 2010
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Mistakes explain 'cooperative' behaviour

(PhysOrg.com) -- How people behave in economic games, where they can choose to be selfish or cooperative, can be explained more easily by 'mistakes' than wanting others to succeed, Oxford researchers find.

May 19, 2010
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