Archive: 09/21/2012

Scientists discover ageing star destroys planet

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has found evidence that a planet was destroyed by its ageing star. Led by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the United States, the team showed ...

Sep 21, 2012
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Weevils successfully destroy acres of lake-invading plants

(Phys.org)—A weevil that feeds exclusively on giant salvinia has successfully destroyed about 150 acres of the invasive plant this summer on B.A. Steinhagen Lake near Woodville in East Texas, according to personnel involved ...

Sep 21, 2012
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'Mining' for metals using Nature's machines

Researchers in the University' s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) aim to develop ways to extract platinum group metals (PGM) discarded during mine processing which ...

Sep 21, 2012
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Cavenauts return to Earth

The international team of astronauts taking part in ESA's caving adventure have returned to Earth after spending six days underground. The voyage to the surface of our planet took them five hours from basecamp.

Sep 21, 2012
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Italian police 'track mafia with Facebook'

Italian police are making use of Facebook to identify criminal networks and even to catch gangsters who cannot resist posting updates while on the run, L'Espresso weekly reported on Friday.

Sep 21, 2012
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