Archive: 04/6/2006

Fossil Museum on the Web

Ancient shells, dinosaur bones and other fossils are on display at http://www.3Dmuseum.org, a virtual gallery created by Ryosuke Motani, an assistant professor of geology at UC Davis. The Web interface allows users to turn, zo ...

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The Soggy Sands of Mars?

Cracks and fins in the sand in an American desert look very similar to features seen on Mars and may indicate the recent presence of water at the surface, according to a new study by researcher Greg Chavdarian ...

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Nanopore Method Could Revolutionize Genome Sequencing

A team led by physicists at the University of California, San Diego has shown the feasibility of a fast, inexpensive technique to sequence DNA as it passes through tiny pores. The advance brings personalized, ...

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Winter Sea Ice Fails to Recover, Down to Record Low

Scientists at NSIDC announced that March 2006 shows the lowest Arctic winter sea ice extent since the beginning of the satellite record in 1979 (see Figures 1 and 2). Sea ice extent, or the area of ocean that ...

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Window on another world

Call it underwater reality TV. McGill University researchers and their partners will place a camera on the ocean floor, 100 metres below sea level off the coast of Vancouver Island, to relay images in real time on the Internet ...

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Researchers build tiny batteries with viruses

MIT scientists have harnessed the construction talents of tiny viruses to build ultra-small "nanowire" structures for use in very thin lithium-ion batteries. By manipulating a few genes inside these viruses, the team was ...

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University to dismantle nuclear reactor

University of Washington officials say an old nuclear reactor on its Seattle campus -- unnoticed by most students -- will be dismantled beginning Monday.

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