News tagged with earth scientist

Kepler mission discovers 461 new planet candidates

(—NASA's Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's "habitable zone," the region ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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A dimmer view of Earth

When Stanford climate scientist Christopher Field looks at visual feeds from a satellite monitoring deforestation in the Amazon basin, he sees images streaked with white lines devoid of data.

dateSep 06, 2010 in Environment
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A glimpse into the evolution of proteins

( —ETH-Zurich researchers look several billion years back in time, when life on Earth was just beginning. In a laboratory experiment, they examined how a primitive protein was able to evolve. However, the journey ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Eat, prey, rain

What do a herd of gazelles and a fluffy mass of clouds have in common? A mathematical formula that describes the population dynamics of such prey animals as gazelles and their predators has been used to model the relationship ...

dateJul 25, 2011 in Mathematics
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