Archive: 26/12/2007

Web sites offer test answers 'cheap'

A Web site in Ohio is offering answers to hundreds of questions on qualifying examinations for professionals ranging from computer technicians to pharmacists.

dateDec 26, 2007 in Internet
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Polarization technique focuses limelight

The ability to explore remote worlds in space has been enhanced through a polarization technique that allows the first ever detection of light reflected by extrasolar (exoplanet) planets. The study has been accepted for publication ...

dateDec 26, 2007 in Astronomy
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Two 'noses' are necessary for flies to navigate well

Animals and insects communicate through an invisible world of scents. By exploiting infrared technology, researchers at Rockefeller University just made that world visible. With the ability to see smells, these scientists ...

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Exotic mussels spreading in California

Quagga mussels, an exotic species native to Ukraine that was first found in the Great Lakes 18 years ago, have been found in a fifth San Diego County reservoir.

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Photo-monitoring whale sharks

Up to 20 meters long and weighing as much as 20 tons, its enormous size gives the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) its name. Known as the ‘gentle giant’ for its non-predatory behavior, this fish, with its broad, flattened ...

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