Archive: 28/03/2007

Researchers reveal the tangle under turbulence

Picture the flow of water over a rock. At very low speeds, the water looks like a smooth sheet skimming the rock's surface. As the water rushes faster, the flow turns into turbulent, roiling whitewater that can overturn your ...

dateMar 28, 2007 in General Physics
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Healthy coastal wetlands would adapt to rising oceans

Tidal marshes, which nurture marine life and reduce storm damage along many coastlines, should be able to adjust to rising sea levels and avoid being inundated and lost, if their vegetation isn't damaged and their supplies ...

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Fruit Flies, Death, and Immunity

University of Arkansas scientists have found an important mechanism that regulates the destruction of larval fruit fly salivary glands that could point the way to understanding programmed cell death in the human immune system.

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First Steps to Mars

The landing site is unknown. The rockets are still on the drawing board. Some of the astronauts haven't even been born yet. Never mind all that. NASA's journey to Mars has already begun.

dateMar 28, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Will climate change kill the Amazon?

One of the most profound predicted impacts of climate change was discussed in a landmark conference at Oriel College by scientists, conservationists and policymakers from Europe and North and South America.

dateMar 28, 2007 in Environment
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3-D Medical Imaging Reaches the Stars

A unique collaboration created by Harvard's Initiative for Innovative Computing (IIC) has brought together astronomers, medical imaging specialists, and software engineers to adapt medical imaging software to create 3-D views ...

dateMar 28, 2007 in Astronomy
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'Darwin's delay' the stuff of myth

The long-held view that Charles Darwin avoided publishing his theory of evolution for 20 years because he was afraid of the reaction it would provoke is being rebutted as a myth by a Cambridge University academic.

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