Archive: 10/9/2008

arXiv online scientific repository hits milestone

Reinforcing its place in the scientific community, the arXiv repository at Cornell University Library reached a new milestone in October 2008: Half a million e-print postings -- research articles published ...

Oct 09, 2008
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Expedition 18 Crew To Launch from Baikonur

( -- Commander Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station crew are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz TMA-13 from the ...

Oct 09, 2008
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Deep magma matters in volcanic eruption cycle

Although the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat exhibits cycles of eruption and quiet, an international team of researchers found that magma is continuously supplied from deep in the crust but that a valve ...

Oct 09, 2008
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At 2.8 km down, a 1-of-a-kind microorganism lives all alone

The first ecosystem ever found having only a single biological species has been discovered 2.8 kilometers (1.74 miles) beneath the surface of the earth in the Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

Oct 09, 2008
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Turning freshwater farm ponds into crab farms

Work by researchers at North Carolina State University is leading to a new kind of crab harvest – blue crabs grown and harvested from freshwater ponds, instead of from the sea.

Oct 09, 2008
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