Study reveals causes for freshwater increase in oceans

A new analysis of 50 years of changes in freshwater inputs to the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans may shed light on what’s behind the recently observed increase in freshwater in the North Atlantic. University of Texas ...

ORNL Jaguar supercomputer surpasses 50 teraflops

An upgrade to the Cray XT3 supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the most powerful supercomputer available for general scientific research in the United States, has increased the system's computing power to 54 teraflops, ...

Samsung Unveils Dual T-DMB Mobile Phone at IFA

Good news for mobile TV users! Up to now, the Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) standard was restricted to just four TV channels in Germany. Soon, however, avid viewers could in theory be spoiled for choice with as many ...

Martian Misinformation

On Sunday, August 27th, Mars will be far from Earth, dim and unremarkable. In short, a total bore. That's news? It is when a widely-read email claims just the opposite.

How modern were European Neandertals?

Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor ...

Australia To Build 232 Megawatt Wind Farm

The Planning Minister, Rob Hulls, today gave the green light to building Australia's most powerful wind farm at Mt Gellibrand, near Colac, with the capacity to power 133,450 homes a year.

Suspicion lingers over bisphenol A and breast cancer

Bisphenol A, a common industrial chemical claimed to speed the growth of human breast and ovarian cancers, retains its carcinogenic properties even after being modified by body processes, report Indiana University and University ...

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