Indians meet to discuss global warming

An historic event was held this week near the lower Colorado River, with more than 50 U.S. Indian tribes meeting to discuss the global warming crisis.

Engineering professor shakes things up with earthquake tests

Most Texans have little reason to think about earthquakes or seismic damage much in their everyday lives. But for Dr. David Rosowsky of Texas A&M University, extreme events like earthquakes, hurricanes and the performance ...

Research Helps Uncover the Secrets of an Age-Old Killer

Scientists working in part at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) have discovered a gene for a protein that regulates the cellular response to copper in the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. Copper is a ...

NASA images, White Sands features support a wetter Mars

NASA's announcement yesterday of evidence that water still flows on Mars, at least in brief spurts, demonstrates that the view of Mars as a very dry planet should be reevaluated, says Dawn Sumner, professor of geology at ...

More efficient devices on solar cells due to energy matching

Many wireless devices currently work on solar energy (photovoltaic = PV). Often the choice for PV cells seems merely to be based on the green image. Yet this technology can be used far more effectively if the elements from ...

Better track leads to new particles

In particle accelerators new particles often arise as a result of collisions between elementary particles. However the track left by these particles is often difficult to trace. Dutch researcher Thijs Cornelissen developed ...

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