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Chilly times for Chinese dinosaurs

Dinosaurs did not always enjoy mild climates. New findings show that during part of the Early Cretaceous, north-east China had a temperate climate with harsh winters. They explain the abundance of feathered ...

dateMar 11, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Magma chambers awake sooner than thought

Until now it was thought that once a volcano's magma chamber had cooled down it remained dormant for centuries before it could be remobilized by fresh magma. A theoretical model developed by Alain Burgisser of the Orléans ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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A molecular motor design breakthrough

French researchers from CNRS and the Universite de Bordeaux, in collaboration with a Chinese team , have developed the first molecular piston capable of self-assembly. Their research represents a significant technological ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Nanophysics
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CO2 exacerbates oxygen toxicity

French research team at the Laboratoire de Chimie Bacterienne has demonstrated that carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a role in the formation of oxidative damage in vivo. Under conditions of oxidative stress, certain types of damage ( ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Internet: are European children at risk?

The risks encountered by young people on the Internet are less significant than is often believed. This has been demonstrated by the EU Kids Online survey, conducted in 25 European countries by a research network led by the ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Internet
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Arctic sea-ice controls the release of mercury

A French-American team, including researchers from CNRS, IRD, the Universite Paul Sabatier and the Université de Pau, has recently highlighted a new role that sea-ice plays in the mercury cycle in the Arctic. By blocking ...

dateJan 19, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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