Archive: 20/12/2007

Innovative model connects circuit theory to wildlife corridors

Scientists at Northern Arizona University and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis have developed a model that uses circuit theory to predict gene flow across landscapes. Their approach could give managers ...

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Sticky questions tackled in gecko research

Velcro, Superglue and Post-It Notes... Three things that started out as obscure inventions but are now indispensable for everyday life. So what will the next idea to stick with modern society look like? The answer may lie ...

dateDec 20, 2007 in Nanomaterials
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sQuba: World's First Underwater Car

A Swiss company called Rinspeed has recently announced its newest project: an underwater car. Named "sQuba," the car can both drive on roads, and then - at the push of a button - dive up to 10 meters (33 feet) under the sea.

dateDec 20, 2007 in Engineering weblog
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The midnight ride of the CMS tracking detector

Scientists of the U.S. CMS collaboration today (Dec. 20) joined colleagues around the world in announcing the successful installation of the world's largest silicon tracking detector at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Just before ...

dateDec 20, 2007 in General Physics
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COROT surprises a year after launch

The space-borne telescope, COROT (Convection, Rotation and planetary Transits), has just completed its first year in orbit. The observatory has brought in surprises after over 300 days of scientific observations.

dateDec 20, 2007 in Astronomy
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Study says 2000 tigers possible in Thailand

Thailand’s Western Forest Complex – a 6,900 square mile (18,000 square kilometers) network of parks and wildlife reserves – can potentially support some 2,000 tigers, making it one of the world’s strongholds for these ...

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