Archive: 06/20/2011

Seven new species of mammals discovered on Luzon

A group of American and Filipino biologists have discovered seven previously unknown species of mammals in the Philippines, increasing the number of native mammals known from Luzon Island (excluding bats) from 42 to 49 (17 ...

Jun 20, 2011
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Researchers create a smaller, flexible LED

University of Miami professor at the College of Engineering, Jizhou Song, has helped design an light-emitting diode (LED) light that uses an array of LEDs 100 times smaller than conventional LEDs. The new device has flexibility, ...

Jun 20, 2011
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British Library, Google in deal to digitize books

A treatise on a stuffed hippopotamus, an 18th-century English primer for Danish sailors and a description of the first engine-driven submarine are among 250,000 books to be made available online in a deal ...

Jun 20, 2011
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FDA plan aims to increase import safety

(AP) -- U.S. food and drug regulators would share more information with their foreign counterparts as part of a multifaceted strategy to police the safety of millions of imported goods.

Jun 20, 2011
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Astronomy without a telescope -- star seeds

Molecular clouds are called so because they have sufficient density to support the formation of molecules, most commonly H2 molecules. Their density also makes them ideal sites for new star formation – ...

Jun 20, 2011
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Tiny water boatman is a champion singer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers studying the lesser water boatman have discovered that adjusting for size, M. scholtzi, a tiny freshwater bug, is the apparent world champion at producing the loudest noise. At onl ...

Jun 20, 2011 report
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Exomoons could be excellent incubators

With the arrival of the Cassini–Huygens mission in 2004 to Saturn’s satellite Titan, we terrestrials became acutely aware that similar moons could be orbiting similarly large planets in other solar ...

Jun 20, 2011
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