Archive: 04/20/2011

A year after BP spill, US vows to restore Gulf

Residents bowed their heads at a sunrise vigil Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the massive blowout on BP's Deepwater Horizon rig, which unleashed the biggest maritime oil spill in history and blackened ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Environment
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Antibiotics disrupt gut ecology, metabolism

(PhysOrg.com) -- Humans carry several pounds of microbes in our gastro-intestinal tracts. Recent research suggests that this microbial ecosystem plays a variety of critical roles in our health. Now, working in a mouse model, ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Medical research
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A disturbed galactic duo

(PhysOrg.com) -- The galaxies in this cosmic pairing, captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, display some curious features, demonstrating ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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Can biochar help suppress greenhouse gases?

Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and a precursor to compounds that contribute to the destruction of the ozone. Intensively managed, grazed pastures are responsible for an increase in nitrous oxide emissions from grazing ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Environment
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Scientists make quantum breakthrough

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that atoms can be guided in a laser beam and possess the same properties as light guided in an optical communications fiber.

dateApr 20, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Hurricane Earl: The astronaut view

(PhysOrg.com) -- The relatively placid view from the International Space Station belied the potent forces at work in Hurricane Earl as it hovered northeast of Puerto Rico on Aug. 30, 2010. With maximum sustained ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Space Exploration
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