Archive: 02/5/2008

ESA presents Mars in 3D

Mars is about to come into 3D focus as never before, thanks to the data from the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). A new high-resolution Digital Terrain Model data set that has just been released ...

Feb 05, 2008
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Argonne breakthrough may revolutionize ethylene production

A new environmentally friendly technology created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory may revolutionize the production of the world's most commonly produced organic compound, ...

Feb 05, 2008
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With Mini in vivo Robots, Anyone Can do Surgery

By attaching a millimeter-sized camera robot to a tether, scientists have designed a way to allow individuals with non-medical backgrounds to perform minimally invasive surgery in almost any location. Unlike ...

Feb 05, 2008 feature
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Big Mac: The whole world on your plate

A burger and fries may be the quintessential North American meal but it can also be viewed as the perfect example of humanity’s increasingly varied diet, according to researchers who have conducted a unique study of the ...

Feb 05, 2008
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DNA 'barcode' identified for plants

A 'barcode' gene that can be used to distinguish between the majority of plant species on Earth has been identified by scientists who publish their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal today. ...

Feb 05, 2008
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Freshwater Fish Invasions the Result of Human Activity

Globally, invasive species represent a major threat to native species. A new paper published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Biology shows that, for rivers and lakes, where these invasions occur ...

Feb 05, 2008
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