Archive: 10/7/2011

Learning to live in mountain lion country

Researchers at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve often encounter signs of mountain lion activity, from lion scat to the occasional deer carcass covered with leaves. But few have actually caught a glimpse of the ...

dateOct 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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The cause of asteroid Scheila's outburst

(PhysOrg.com) -- A remarkable discovery was made by astronomers on 12 December 2010: an asteroid named Scheila had changed its appearance and looked more like a comet, complete with bright tail. An international ...

dateOct 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Tracing the canals of Mars

In a remarkable discovery, images taken over the past five years by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles Mars to photograph ...

dateOct 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Moving forward, spin goes sideways

Building electronic devices that work without needing to actually transport electrons is a goal of spintronics researchers, since this could lead to: reduced power consumption, lower levels of signal noise, faster ...

dateOct 07, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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