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Boost For 'Green Plastics' From Plants
Posted on May 01, 2008 at 10:27:01 am
Australian researchers are a step closer to turning plants into ‘biofactories’ capable of producing oils which can be used to replace petrochemicals used to manufacture a range of products.
Computers Memories That Don't Forget?
Posted on May 02, 2008 at 11:10:13 am
HP has announced that researchers from HP Labs, the company’s central research facility, have proven the existence of what had previously been only theorized as the fourth fundamental circuit element in electrical engineering.
'Fishery Failure' Declared For West Coast Salmon Fishery
Posted on May 02, 2008 at 10:45:11 pm
Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez has declared a commercial fishery failure for the West Coast salmon fishery due to historically low salmon returns.
Bats Emit More Decibels Than A Rock Concert
Posted on May 03, 2008 at 06:56:22 pm
Researchers studying the echolocation behavior in bats have discovered that the diminutive flying mammals emit exceptionally loud sounds -- louder than any known animal in air.
A New Look At Earth's Inaccessible Interior
Posted on May 04, 2008 at 11:41:10 pm
A new model of inner Earth constructed by Arizona State University researchers pulls past information and hypotheses into a coherent story to clarify mantle motion.
Birds Can Tell If You Are Watching Them
Posted on May 05, 2008 at 11:09:56 pm
In humans, the eyes are said to be the 'window to the soul', conveying much about a person's emotions and intentions. New research demonstrates for the first time that birds also respond to a human's gaze.
Scientists Discover Why Plague Is So Lethal
Posted on May 05, 2008 at 11:13:30 pm
Bacteria that cause the bubonic plague may be more virulent than their close relatives because of a single genetic mutation, according to research published in the May issue of the journal Microbiology.
Asteroid Impact 65 Million Years Ago Triggered A Global Hail Of Carbon Beads
Posted on May 05, 2008 at 11:20:34 pm
The asteroid presumed to have wiped out the dinosaurs struck the Earth with such force that carbon deep in the Earth's crust liquefied, rocketed skyward, and formed tiny airborne beads that blanketed the planet..
More Powerful Microchips Through Melting Process
Posted on May 06, 2008 at 10:49:35 am
As microchips shrink, even tiny defects in the lines, dots and other shapes etched on them become major barriers to performance. Princeton engineers have now found a way to literally melt away such defects, using a process that could dramatically improve
Ultrafast Laser To Find New Earth-Like Planets
Posted on May 06, 2008 at 10:53:38 pm
When used as a frequency comb—an ultraprecise technique for measuring different colors of light—could boost the sensitivity of astronomical tools searching for other Earthlike planets as much as 100 fold.