Archive: 19/07/2007

Flying Into a Thunderstorm

Shakespeare's King Lear shouted to the heavens for a thunderstorm to vent its fury on him. A team of NASA scientists is hoping for precisely the same thing. They'd like a few really furious thunderstorms to come their way ...

dateJul 19, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Spacecraft Tandem Provide New Views of Venus

NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, known as Messenger, and the European Space Agency's Venus Express recently provided the most detailed multi-point images of the Venusian atmosphere ...

dateJul 19, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Charting ever-changing genomes

Instead of immutable proprietary software, any species’ genetic information resembles open source code that is constantly tweaked and optimized to meet the users’ specific needs. But which parts of the code have withstood ...

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Alternative farming cleans up water

Although the addition of nutrients to soil helps to maximize crop production, fertilizer can leach nutrients, polluting the water supply. A recent study by researchers at the University of Minnesota shows alternative cropping ...

dateJul 19, 2007 in Environment
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