Archive: 25/09/2008

Researchers find oldest rocks on Earth

Canadian bedrock more than four billion years old may be the oldest known section of the Earth's early crust. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution used geochemical methods to obtain an age of 4.28 billion years for samples ...

dateSep 25, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Quantum leap in hi-tech performance

For years, physicists have been heralding the revolutionary potential of using quantum mechanics to build a new generation of supercomputers, unbreakable codes, and ultra-fast and secure communication networks.

dateSep 25, 2008 in General Physics
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New research finds workers more prone to lie in E-mail

A pair of recent studies suggest that e-mail is the most deceptive form of communications in the workplace–even more so than more traditional kinds of written communications, like pen-and-paper. More surprising is that ...

dateSep 25, 2008 in Other
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Discovered: world's largest tsunami debris

A line of massive boulders on the western shore of Tonga may be evidence of the most powerful volcano-triggered tsunami found to date. Up to 9 meters (30 feet) high and weighing up to 1.6 million kilograms (3.5 million pounds), ...

dateSep 25, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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