Archive: 06/8/2009

MIT solves longstanding volcanic mystery

For decades, geologists have been puzzled by the mechanisms that give rise to the kind of volcanoes that form the so-called “ring of fire” around the Pacific Ocean. These arc volcanoes, which account for about 10 to 25 ...

dateJun 08, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Bringing the Biodiesel

For some people, "biodiesel" might seem like a novelty product for which only hybrid car-driving tree huggers wouldn't mind paying a premium.

dateJun 08, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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Radio telescopes extend astronomy's best 'yardstick'

Radio astronomers have directly measured the distance to a faraway galaxy, providing a valuable "yardstick" for calibrating large astronomical distances and demonstrating a vital method that could help determine the elusive ...

dateJun 08, 2009 in Astronomy
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Network creates virtual super-telescope

Vast quantities of data are transferred in real time from telescopes around the world to a supercomputer in the Netherlands, where European researchers combine the information to create high-resolution images ...

dateJun 08, 2009 in Astronomy
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What about the boys?

Both boys and girls have issues, but boys seem to be the ones getting the raw deal. According to Judith Kleinfeld, professor of psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the US, issues affecting boys are more serious ...

dateJun 08, 2009 in Health
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Busted: Student Disproves Popular Emergency Room Myth

Like the emergency room seen each week on ER, emergency departments in Canada increasingly seem overcrowded and chaotic. Emergency department overcrowding has been a pressing issue across the country for the last two decades. ...

dateJun 08, 2009 in Health
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