Council wants youths to think spatially

The National Research Council in Washington is urging educators to teach K-12 students to think spatially, using geographic information systems.

Scientists discover exactly how bats fly

University of Maryland scientists using infrared cameras and ultrasonic microphones have found exactly how a bat moves in response to sound.

Gulf of Maine groundfish trawling studied

University of Maine scientists say they have completed a long-term study of the effects of groundfish trawling on the sea floor of the Gulf of Maine.

Hubble Snaps Images of a Pinwheel-Shaped Galaxy

Looking like a child's pinwheel ready to be set a spinning by a gentle breeze, this dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged ...

Sonar monitors California squid fishery

California's $30-million-a-year squid industry has quadrupled during the past decade and now scientists are using sonar to assess squid stocks.

Scientists Sequence Complete Genome of Woolly Mammoth

Scientists have completed the oldest mitochondrial genome sequence from the 33,000-year-old remains of a woolly mammoth; results show mammoths and Asian elephants are a sister species that diverged soon after their common ...

Toshiba and NEC Develop World's Fastest, Highest Density MRAM

Toshiba Corporation and NEC Corporation today announced that they have developed a magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) that combines the highest density with the fastest read and write speed yet achieved. The new ...

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