Archive: 3/12/2013

Unprecedented sky survey maps galactic evolution

The ALHAMBRA project, led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía and in which the University of Valencia has participated, has identified and classified more than half a million galaxies, after seven ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Astronomy
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Digging up prehistoric rural communities

On a cold and windy Saturday morning, 12 students walked onto a tobacco field along the Yadkin River. Carrying shovels, screens and other equipment, they trekked towards a small sectioned off area in the middle of the field. ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Irregular decreases in aquifer oxygenation

In the course of the last few decades, the oxygen concentration levels in aquifers in the Swiss Plateau have dropped irregularly. Results of the National Research Programme "Sustainable Water Management" (NRP 61) suggest ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Environment
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The mathematics of forecasting

Mathematician Tilmann Gneiting is leader of the new research group "Computational Statistics" at HITS and Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). His research focuses on the theory and practice of forecasts ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Tech reliant on finite metal sources

( —Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become scarce, according ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Environment
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