Archive: 7/06/2005

Scientists Seek Sprite Light Source

by Mike Bettwy Giant red blobs, picket fences, upward branching carrots, and tentacled octopi --- these are just a few of the phrases used to describe sprites --- spectacular, eerie flashes of colored light high above the ...

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Supernova remnant menagerie

A violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a nearby supernova remnant. Denoted N 63A, the object is the remains of a massive star that exploded, spewing its gaseous ...

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Pollution-eating bacteria produce electricity

Microbiologists seeking ways to eliminate pollution from waterways with microbes instead discovered that some pollution-eating bacteria commonly found in freshwater ponds can generate electricity. They present their findings ...

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Z fires objects faster than Earth moves through space

Technique helps compute Jupiter/Saturn mass, improve peacetime fusion capsule design, stabilize stockpile Sandia National Labs has accelerated a small plate from zero to 76,000 mph (122,360 km/hr) in less than a second. ...

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Theorist helps develop first single molecule transistor

A scientist at the University of Liverpool has helped to create the world's smallest transistor - by proving that a single molecule can power electric circuits Dr Werner Hofer, from the University's Surface Science Research ...

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Tibetan monks yield clues to brain's regulation of attention

University of Queensland researchers have teamed up with Tibetan Buddhist monks to uncover clues to how meditation can affect perception. Olivia Carter and Professor Jack Pettigrew from UQ’s Vision, Touch and Hearing Research ...

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Geologists probe mystery behind Nova Scotia’s fossil forests

A University of Alberta geologist and his research associate in Nova Scotia have published new research which may answer long-standing questions about the formation of a world famous stand of fossilized trees near the Bay ...

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