Archive: 10/31/2011

The high energy crab

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova. Its precursor star exploded in 1054 AD in an event that was recorded by Chinese and (quite probably) Anasazi Indian astronomers. It is called ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Astronomy
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Mars500 crew prepare to open the hatch

The 520 days of isolation for the Mars500 crew will end on 4 November, when the hatch of their ‘spacecraft’ is opened for the first time since June last year. Scientists eagerly await the final samples ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Woods, yes, but as before, no

Though the transformation of farm fields into forests over the past century amounts to a New England conservation victory, a Harvard forest expert said Thursday that turning back the environmental clock and ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Environment
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The birth of a cloud droplet

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wrapped in mystery, the formation of a cloud droplet comes down to physics. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory led a research team that has helped peel away another layer of the cloud droplet ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Parent of Taiwan's Foxconn reports profit drop

The parent of Taiwan technology giant Foxconn, which makes iPads and iPhones for Apple, said Monday its third-quarter profit dropped, with analysts pointing to the cost of moving factories in China.

dateOct 31, 2011 in Business
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Fighting violent gang crime with math

(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Mathematics
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