Archive: 05/31/2007

Corals reveal impact of land use

Using the corals on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) as a history book, researchers have linked land use along the coast to decades of declining water quality and poor coral health.

dateMay 31, 2007 in Environment
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People Think They Reap What They Sow

People gauge how responsive their partners are primarily by how they themselves respond to their partners—not the other way around, according to a series of Yale studies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. ...

dateMay 31, 2007 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Students cut grass with robotic-controlled mower

Cutting the lawn has taken on significant importance for a group of Wright State University students. The 11-member team is entered in the Fourth Annual Institute of Navigation (ION) Autonomous Lawnmower Competition hosted ...

dateMay 31, 2007 in Robotics
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University of Victoria Gets Its Place Among The Stars

Looking for directions to UVic? No sweat. Hop on a space shuttle and head for the middle of an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. A mere 416 million km from Earth you’ll find a 3.5-km chunk of rock hurtling away from ...

dateMay 31, 2007 in Astronomy
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Gazing up at the man in the star?

[B]Researchers take picture of the face of Altair, a first for a star like our own[/B] Using a suite of four telescopes, astronomers have captured an image of Altair, one of the closest stars to our own and ...

dateMay 31, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Philandering female felines forgo fidelity

[B]Cheetah study reveals many litters have more than one father[/B] While promiscuity in the animal kingdom is generally a male thing, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZS ...

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