News tagged with chemical signature

Chemistry trick kills climate controversy

Volcanoes are well known for cooling the climate. But just how much and when has been a bone of contention among historians, glaciologists and archeologists. Now a team of atmosphere chemists, from the Tokyo ...

dateFeb 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Diagnosing skin cancer without a biopsy

(PhysOrg.com) -- A recent Montana State University master's graduate is working with doctors at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee to build a handheld laser microscope that could someday reduce the number ...

dateApr 17, 2009 in Cancer
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New forensic method could help police solve crimes

(Phys.org) -- Forensic researchers at Florida International University have developed a groundbreaking method that can tie a shooter to the ammunition used to commit a crime, giving law enforcement agencies a new tool to ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Other
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The secret life of penguins revealed

Famous for its cuteness and comic gait on land, the penguin also has an enigmatic life at sea, sometimes spending months foraging in the ocean before returning to its breeding grounds.

dateMay 13, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Space sunflower may help snap pictures of planets

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars. The prototype deployable structure, called a starshade, is being developed ...

dateMar 21, 2014 in Astronomy
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