Archive: 12/22/2005

Revising Earth's early history

Earth's future was determined at birth. Using refined techniques to study rocks, researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism found that Earth's mantle--the layer between the ...

Dec 22, 2005 4.3 / 5 (9) 0

Why Christmas trees are not extinct

Conifers such as Christmas trees suffer a severe plumbing problem. The "pipes" that carry water through firs, pines and other conifers are 10 times shorter than those in flowering trees. But a University of ...

Dec 22, 2005 3.4 / 5 (7) 0

Ultracold test produces long-sought quantum mix

Unbalanced superfluid could be akin to exotic matter found in quark star In the bizarre and rule-bound world of quantum physics, every tiny spec of matter has something called "spin" - an intrinsic trait ...

Dec 22, 2005 4.7 / 5 (22) 0

As Grid problem solving flows smoothly

By developing the architecture to run Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications on the Grid, the IST programme-funded initiative has provided industrial and academic users with the ability to solve complex problems ...

Dec 22, 2005 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Stubbs The Zombie

In the midst of a futuristic city, a rotting, green-skinned zombie in a fedora hat and ruined suit shambles across the landscape. Spotting a lone citizen, he quietly creeps up, grabs his prey and begins to chew through the ...

Dec 22, 2005 4.5 / 5 (6) 0