Archive: 20/06/2011

Tiny water boatman is a champion singer

( -- 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 only 2.3mm (about ...

dateJun 20, 2011 in Plants & Animals 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 systems besides ...

dateJun 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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Causes of melting tropical glaciers identified

The causes of melting of tropical glaciers over the past 10 000 years have at last been unveiled by a team of French researchers from CNRS, CEA, IRD and Universite Joseph Fourrier, together with a US researcher from the University ...

dateJun 20, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Recycling water in space

During the last space shuttle flight, astronauts will test a new method for recycling 'used' water. Water is essential for life, and having access to water beyond Earth will be a major obstacle for future space explorers.

dateJun 20, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Self-assembling electronic nano-components

Magnetic storage media such as hard drives have revolutionized the handling of information: We are used to dealing with huge quantities of magnetically stored data while relying on highly sensitive electronic components. ...

dateJun 20, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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