Tracing the Big Picture of Mars' Atmosphere

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily profiles of the changing structure of the planet's atmosphere.

3Par accepts new bid from Dell worth $1.8 billion

(AP) -- 3Par Inc. said Friday it has accepted computer maker Dell Inc.'s new offer of $1.8 billion which matches a bid for the data storage provider from Hewlett-Packard Co.

Learn to play by playing Songs2See

Recorder, guitar, piano or violin - many children and young people learn to play these popular instruments. It requires a lot of practice to read note after note from the sheet music and then strike the right key or pluck ...

Scientists discover key to Christmas Island's red crab migration

One of the most spectacular migrations on Earth is that of the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis).  Acknowledged as one of the wonders of the natural world, every year millions of the crabs simultaneously embark ...

Mars's mysterious elongated crater

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orcus Patera is an enigmatic elliptical depression near Mars's equator, in the eastern hemisphere of the planet. Located between the volcanoes of Elysium Mons and Olympus Mons, its formation remains a mystery.

Designer optoelectronics - quantum mechanics for new materials

European researchers have combined computer modelling of quantum mechanics and precision fabrication processes to create novel transparent conductive oxides made to order for a wide range of scientific and consumer applications.

'Swindon Honeybee' could save Britain's bees

(PhysOrg.com) -- Honey bee numbers have been declining almost everywhere due to a pesticide-resistant mite called Varroa. Now a beekeeper in Britain claims to have discovered a strain of bee that destroys the parasite through ...

E-reader faceoff: Kindle or Nook? Here's a comparison

There's a titanic battle brewing in the e-reader market. The Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook are leaving competitors in the dust this summer and are locked in a war that has dropped prices by more than half in ...

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