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Understanding patterns of seafloor biomass

Analysis of a comprehensive database has revealed strong links between biological productivity in the surface oceans and patterns of biomass and abundance at the seafloor, helping to explain large regional ...

Feb 09, 2011 3.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Plate tectonics coming of age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plate tectonics in its current form is believed to have started one billion years ago. A study of two billion year old rocks from African gold mines has now shown that the same process of ...

Nov 24, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

On the Crest of Wave Energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency, and the ...

Nov 19, 2009 3.5 / 5 (4) 0