Archive: 27/08/2008

Why is Greenland covered in ice?

There have been many reports in the media about the effects of global warming on the Greenland ice-sheet, but there is still great uncertainty as to why there is an ice-sheet there at all.

dateAug 27, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Scientists discover minimum mass for galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- By analyzing light from small, faint galaxies that orbit the Milky Way, UC Irvine scientists believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe – 10 million times the mass of the ...

dateAug 27, 2008 in Astronomy
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Scientific wiki solves the 'who wrote what' problem

Reporting in Nature Genetics, and working in conjunction with Society in Science, the ETH Zurich-administered fund that is dedicated to exploring new avenues in the relationship between science and society, scientist Robert ...

dateAug 27, 2008 in Internet
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Whether brown or red, algae can produce plenty of green fuel

Having studied the physiology of algae for more than 30 years, Rose Ann Cattolico is convinced the plant life found in oceans and ponds can be a major source of environmentally friendly fuels for everything from cars and ...

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