Archive: 05/23/2011

Facing up to Fukushima

In the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima reactor, Japan and other nations are re-evaluating their attitude to nuclear energy. Cambridge academic Tony Roulstone believes it is vital for governments and ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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The Atlantic 'resting' -- for now

Geophysicists have simulated when the continents around the Atlantic develop active continental margins with earthquakes and volcanoes. According to the model, ‘real’ fully active subduction zones ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Droplets for detecting tumoral DNA

It will perhaps be possible, in the near future, to detect cancer by a simple blood or urine test. In fact, biologists from CNRS, Inserm, Paris Descartes and Strasbourg universities have developed a technique ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Testing spacesuits in Antarctica, part 1

In this field diary, Margarita Marinova takes us on a journey to Antarctica in order to test spacesuits Testing the suits in harsh environments on Earth can help future explorers, who will need protection ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Ariane 5's third launch of 2011

An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off this evening from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, ST-2 and GSAT-8, into their planned transfer orbits. Flight ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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300 years of list-making

Personal inventories spanning three centuries are helping researchers unlock the mysteries of how economies edge towards growth and prosperity.

dateMay 23, 2011 in Other
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