Archive: 27/04/2012

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 theory, from cosmology ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in General Physics
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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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More light shed on how pigeons navigate

(Phys.org) -- Pigeons are renowned for their ability to find their way home from a release point hundreds of miles away, but scientists have never fully understood how they are able to achieve the feat. Now a new study has ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in Plants & Animals report
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Doubling the information from the Double Helix

(Phys.org) -- Our genes control many aspects of who we are — from the colour of our hair to our vulnerability to certain diseases — but how are the genes, and consequently the proteins they make themselves controlled?  ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in Biochemistry
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