Archive: 21/11/2008

Scientists uncover new dolphin species in Australian waters

( -- Marine mammal experts have uncovered a new species of dolphin in Australian waters, challenging existing knowledge about bottlenose dolphin classifications and highlighting the country's marine biodiversity.

dateNov 21, 2008 in
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Solar Wind Rips Up Martian Atmosphere

Researchers have found new evidence that the atmosphere of Mars is being stripped away by solar wind. It's not a gently continuous erosion, but rather a ripping process in which chunks of Martian air detach themselves from ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Red, red wine: How it fights Alzheimer's

( -- Scientists call it the "French paradox" — a society that, despite consuming food high in cholesterol and saturated fats, has long had low death rates from heart disease. Research has suggested it is the ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Medical research
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Opening the door to Europe's archives

( -- Historical archives can be difficult to search, especially when relevant documents are held by institutions in different countries. A European project has shown how a single online portal with a simple graphical ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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Samsung Now Producing 256GB Solid State Drives

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. With the addition of the high-speed 256GB drive, Samsung now offers the most ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Hardware
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Beta Pictoris planet finally imaged?

( -- The hot star Beta Pictoris is one of the best-known examples of stars surrounded by a dusty 'debris' disc. Debris discs are composed of dust resulting from collisions among larger bodies like planetary embryos ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Astronomy
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