Archive: 02/2/2007

To the Edge of Melting

Picking a relatively simple system, SLAC scientists and their collaborators used advanced tools to see the very first instants of change in a solid brought to the edge of melting. Their results appear in the ...

dateFeb 02, 2007 in General Physics
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Professor on the scent of the world's smelliest flower

A University of Sussex biochemist will brave the stench of the world's smelliest - and largest - flower, the Titan arum, when he gives a series of public lectures about the plant's special heat-producing properties.

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NASA Moon-Impactor Mission Passes Major Review

NASA's drive to return astronauts to the moon and later probe deeper into space achieved a key milestone recently when agency officials approved critical elements of a moon impact mission scheduled to launch in October 2008. ...

dateFeb 02, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Report: Human activity fuels global warming

Today's release of a widely anticipated international report on global warming coincides with a growing clamor within the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent the potentially devastating consequences ...

dateFeb 02, 2007 in Environment
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Erupting mud volcano

University of Aberdeen research supports the suggestion that the eruption of the Indonesian mud volcano Lusi, which has been erupting for more than 200 days, was caused by drilling for hydrocarbons.

dateFeb 02, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Folded sediment unusual in Sumatran Tsunami area

Sediment folding may have added to the exceptionally large tsunami that struck Sumatra on Dec. 26, 2004, according to an international team of geologists. "Tsunami models consider the rebound of the plate during the earthquake, ...

dateFeb 02, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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