Archive: 08/31/2006

Study Solves Ocean Plant Mystery

A NASA-sponsored study shows that by using a new technique, scientists can determine what limits the growth of ocean algae, or phytoplankton, and how this affects Earth's climate.

dateAug 31, 2006 in Environment
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Epilepsy breakthrough on horizon

Researchers at MIT are developing a device that could detect and prevent epileptic seizures before they become debilitating.

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Hubble Captures a Rare Eclipse on Uranus

This image is a never-before-seen astronomical alignment of a moon traversing the face of Uranus, and its accompanying shadow. The white dot near the center of Uranus’ blue-green disk is the icy moon Ariel. ...

dateAug 31, 2006 in Astronomy
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High-performance steel used in new bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced the completion of a new bridge in Lake Villa, Lake County, Ill., constructed with a groundbreaking type of high-performance steel developed by engineering researchers ...

dateAug 31, 2006 in Engineering
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SMART-1 maps its own impact site

This mosaic of images, obtained by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows the SMART-1 landing site on the Moon.

dateAug 31, 2006 in Astronomy
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