Archive: 04/27/2012

Solution to ancient rock puzzle posited

A superplume, or massive episode of volcanic eruptions that related to extensive melting of the Earth's mantle, could explain the puzzling reappearance of major iron formations long after the rise in atmospheric ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Atomic clock comparison via data highways

(Phys.org) -- Optical atomic clocks measure time with unprecedented accuracy. However, it is the ability to compare clocks with one another that makes them applicable for high-precision tests in fundamental ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in General Physics
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New 'bench top' machines open up DNA sequencing

(Phys.org) -- Research carried out by scientists at the University of Birmingham have found that new ‘bench-top’ machines for sequencing DNA are capable of accurately identifying over 95% of a genome, signalling ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Landsat satellites see Texas crop circles

(Phys.org) -- A water-rich polka dot pattern takes over the traditional rectangular patchwork of fields in this time series animation of 40 years of Landsat images. In the dry Texas panhandle near the town of Dalhart, this ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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