Archive: 13/10/2010

Truth revealed in rare disaster theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research that supports a theory that investors need to account for rare disasters when making decisions on the stockmarket has been accepted for publication in the international top journal in finance.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Economics & Business
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Doubt cast on existence of habitable alien world

Last month, astronomers announced the discovery of the first potentially habitable extrasolar planet. But this week at an International Astronomical Union meeting, doubts were raised about the existence of this exciting new ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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Farmers, ranchers served by stream bank biodiversity

On farms and rangelands in Yolo County, Calif., the stream and canal areas with the greatest variety of plants and soil organisms have the healthiest soil and least pollution potential, according to a novel UC Davis study.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Ecology
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Methanol: The fuel of the future?

Tapped by USC in 1977 during the world oil crisis to start a hydrocarbon institute from the ground floor, George Olah headed west, where he was more than up for the challenge. Olah, the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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