Fires and floods key to dinosaur island secrets

Fires and floods which raged across the Isle of Wight some 130 million years ago made the island the richest source of pick ā€™nā€™ mix dinosaur remains of this age anywhere in the world.

Exclusive e-deal with Amazon is cut back

(AP) -- An exclusive e-book deal between Amazon.com and the agent for such Random House classics as "Invisible Man" and "Lolita" is no longer exclusive, and no longer a deal.

Atmospheric pressure plasma jet from a grounded electrode

Because they are portable and easy to operate at ambient temperatures, cold atmospheric pressure plasma jets (APPJs) should find innovative applications in biomedicine, materials science and fabrication industries. Research ...

Half-a-loaf method can improve magnetic memories

Chinese scientists have shown that magnetic memory, logic and sensor cells can be made faster and more energy efficient by using an electric, not magnetic, field to flip the magnetization of the sensing layer only about halfway, ...

Glorious gadolinium gives flash memory a future

Future flash memory could be faster and store more data without changing its basic design by using a clever nanocrystal material proposed by scientists at Taiwan's Chang Gung University, who describe a new logical element ...

Can the world be powered mainly by solar and wind energy?

Continuous research and development of alternative energy could soon lead to a new era in human history in which two renewable sources -- solar and wind -- will become Earth's dominant contributor of energy, a Nobel laureate ...

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