Archive: 3/05/2010

Plumage-color traits more extreme over time

Ever since Darwin, researchers have tried to explain the enormous diversity of plumage colour traits in birds. Now researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are adding something new to this particular field of ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don't

( -- Nature and software engineers face similar design challenges in creating control systems. The different solutions they employ help explain why living organisms tend to malfunction less than computers, a Yale ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Mathematics
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Masses of common quarks are revealed

( -- A research group co-founded by Cornell physics professor G. Peter Lepage has calculated the mass of the three lightest and, therefore, most elusive quarks: up, down and strange.

dateMay 03, 2010 in General Physics
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