Archive: 2/07/2007

End of an era at HERA accelerator

Fifteen years of scientific discovery came to an end on June 30th when the electrons and protons in the HERA accelerator made their final lap of the 6.3 km ring. The HERA ring has provided these particles and their anti-particle ...

dateJul 02, 2007 in General Physics
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Anti-gay hate crimes widespread

Nearly four in 10 gay men and about one in eight lesbians and bisexuals in the United States have been the target of violence or a property crime because of their sexual orientation, according to a new study by University ...

dateJul 02, 2007 in Other
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The fisherman is a predator like any other

For Peru fishing is a prime source of foreign exchange, second only to mining. The country’s anchovy fishing fleet, which seeks the Peruvian anchovy Engraulis ringens, is the world’s largest single-species fishery, with ...

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Effective new biodiversity data access portal

A new internet tool (http://data.gbif.org) was launched today by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The launch event took place at an international meeting for scientific and technical advice to the Parties ...

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Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles

Researchers at the University of Utah and elsewhere have developed a new way to predict when vegetation dries to the point it is most vulnerable to large-scale fires in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles. And this ...

dateJul 02, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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