Archive: 06/02/2008

Is political orientation transmitted genetically?

As reported in this week's issue of New Scientist magazine, research by Rice University professor of political science John Alford indicates that what is on one's mind about politics may be influenced by how people are wired ...

dateFeb 06, 2008 in Other
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Tropical soils impede landmine detection

Use of a metal detector is the most common technique when searching for landmines, which litter the soil in approximately 90 countries around the world. Many of these countries are located in the tropics where intensively ...

dateFeb 06, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Racing Ahead at the Speed of Light

Imagine trying to catch up to something moving close to the speed of light - the fastest anything can move - and sending ahead information in time to make mid-path flight corrections. Impossible? Not quite. Physicists at ...

dateFeb 06, 2008 in General Physics
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Feed the birds: Winter feeding makes for better breeding

Keep feeding the birds over winter: that’s the message from research by the University of Exeter and Queen’s University Belfast, published today (6 February 2008) in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. The study ...

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Why do earthquakes stop?

The underlying structure of a fault determines whether an earthquake rupture will jump from one fault to another, magnifying its size and potential devastation. Understanding why some earthquakes terminate along a fault, ...

dateFeb 06, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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