Archive: 11/05/2010

US transport chief rides 300-mph Japanese maglev

(AP) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a ride Tuesday on the fastest passenger train in the world, a Japanese maglev, as part of Tokyo's sales pitch for billions of dollars in high-speed train contracts from ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Engineering
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Rare toxic algae identified

Scientists have identified an unusual species of pathogenic algae that causes human skin infections, described in a new study in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. The finding should improve ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bats' echolocation recorded for human exploit

Bats' remarkable ability to 'see' in the dark uses the echoes from their own calls to decipher the shape of their dark surroundings. This process, known as echolocation, allows bats to perceive their surroundings in great ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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