Archive: 19/05/2010

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 a visible image ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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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.

dateMay 19, 2010 in Internet
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An island as a reflection of the world

( -- 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 recently succeeded ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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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 among a large ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Mistakes explain 'cooperative' behaviour

( -- 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.

dateMay 19, 2010 in Social Sciences
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