Archive: 08/31/2007

Digital Dandelions

What looks like the head of a digital dandelion is a map of the Internet generated by new algorithms from computer scientists at UC San Diego. This map features Internet nodes – the red dots – and linkages ...

Aug 31, 2007
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Professor looks for life in and under antarctic ice

Antarctica is home to the largest body of ice on Earth. Prior to approximately 10 years ago, no one thought that life could exist beneath the Antarctic ice sheets, which can be more than two miles thick in places, because ...

Aug 31, 2007
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A genetic trigger for the Cambrian explosion unraveled?

A team of scientists led by young Croatian evolutionary geneticist Tomislav Domazet-Lošo from Ruder Boškovic Institute (RBI) in Zagreb, Croatia, developed a novel methodological approach in evolutionary studies. Using the ...

Aug 31, 2007
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Ancient yucca chaws yield ancient DNA

In a groundbreaking study, two Harvard scientists have for the first time extracted human DNA from ancient artifacts. The work potentially opens up a new universe of sources for ancient genetic material, which ...

Aug 31, 2007
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NIST Measures Challenges for Wireless in Factories

Factories have much to gain from wireless technology, such as robot control, RFID tag monitoring, and local-area network (LAN) communications. Wireless systems can cost less and offer more flexibility than cabled systems. ...

Aug 31, 2007
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Chandra Peers at Cosmic Super Bubbles

Using the Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers explored a particular region of clouds and gas where stars are forming in one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors.

Aug 31, 2007
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Male deer are born to live fast, die young

In the September issue of The American Naturalist, Juan Carranza (Biology and Ethology Unit, University of Extremadura, Spain) and Javier Pérez-Barbería (Macaulay Institute, United Kingdom) offer a new ...

Aug 31, 2007
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The 5 Ws of corn production

As of late, many uncertainties have been sprouting up in corn production. Researchers and producers have been wondering if precision agricultural technologies can improve crop yield and quality or reduce their variability. ...

Aug 31, 2007
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Secondhand smoke is a health threat to pets

It has been in the news for years about how secondhand smoke is a health threat to nonsmokers. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that secondhand smoke is attributed with killing thousands of adult nonsmokers ...

Aug 31, 2007
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