Archive: 24/02/2012

Tree-ring science takes on the modern age

Whether it's learning how forests respond to environmental change or answering questions about the history of ancient cultures, trees continue to be a solid source of information for many kinds of researchers.

dateFeb 24, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Anonymous hits Ohio FBI partner website

(AP) -- Hackers allied to the loose-knit Anonymous movement on Friday claimed responsibility for vandalizing an Ohio FBI partner website, replacing its homepage with the video for rap hit "Gangsta's Paradise."

dateFeb 24, 2012 in Internet
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Curiosity, the stunt double

With a pair of bug-eyes swiveling on a stalk nearly 8 feet off the ground, the 6-wheeled, 1800-lb Mars rover Curiosity doesn’t look much like a human being.  Yet, right now, the mini-Cooper-sized rover is playing ...

dateFeb 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Small-scale soil studies provide big benefits

When it comes to studying microbial communities in soil, the smaller the sample, the better. Only by approaching the scale at which microbes interact and function, the micron scale, can scientists understand how the community ...

dateFeb 24, 2012 in Environment
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