News tagged with sand

Bizarre bird gets private beach in Indonesia

(AP) -- A species of birds able to fly immediately after hatching from eggs buried beneath the tropical sand has just been given its own private beach in eastern Indonesia, a conservation group said Friday.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Ecology
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Martian rock arrangement not alien handiwork

At first, figuring out how pebble-sized rocks organize themselves in evenly-spaced patterns in sand seemed simple and even intuitive. But once Andrew Leier, an assistant geoscience professor at the U of C, started observing, ...

dateJan 07, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Fat sand rats are SAD like us

(PhysOrg.com) -- Saying goodbye to summer can be difficult for everybody. In some people the onset of winter triggers Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a mood disorder in which sufferers experience symptoms ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Medical research
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First 'nanorust' field test slated in Mexico

Rice University researchers today announced that the first field tests of "nanorust," the university's revolutionary, low-cost technology for removing arsenic from drinking water, will begin later this year ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Curiosity crosses Dingo Gap dune

NASA's Curiosity mega rover has successfully crossed over the 'Dingo Gap' sand dune- opening the gateway to the science rich targets in the "Moonlight Valley" and Martian mountain beyond.

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Space Exploration
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