News tagged with mineral composition

Looking for a new gold mine? We've got the map

As published this month in Nature Geoscience, researchers and industry partners have produced the first major 'cat scan of the earth'. Their work reveals a new chart of the sub-continental lithosphere mantle ...

Oct 28, 2013
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Coccoliths thrive despite ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is damaging some marine species while others thrive, say scientists. An international team studied the effect of ocean acidification on plankton in the North Sea over the past forty years, ...

May 22, 2013
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Growing plants on Mars

We have been to the moon several times. Next time, we may go back for a considerable period. And concrete plans for a one-way ticket to Mars have already been forged. Food will have to be grown on location. ...

Mar 28, 2013
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Long-distance communication, microbial style

Scientists knew that the microbe Shewanella oneidensis transformed the electronic structure of the iron oxide it touched in the ground as well as without direct contact. Scientists from Pacific Northwest National ...

Oct 06, 2010
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ASU instrument plays key role in NASA mission

(PhysOrg.com) -- An instrument designed at Arizona State University to identify and map the minerals on the surface of an asteroid is a key element in a new NASA mission-concept. Philip Christensen, in the School of Earth ...

Jan 06, 2010
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Children who often drink full-fat milk weigh less

Eight-year-old children who drink full-fat milk every day have a lower BMI than those who seldom drink milk. This is not the case for children who often drink medium-fat or low-fat milk. This is one conclusion of a thesis ...

Nov 03, 2009
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