Category: Science

DNA Discovery Reveals Surprising Dolphin Origins

DNA Discovery Reveals Surprising Dolphin Origins

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Clymene dolphins breakers the waves in the Atlantic Ocean. PHOTOGRAPH BY NOAA A well-known dolphin variety, the clymene dolphin, arose from mating betwixt two separate and distinct dolphin variety, report genetics researchers. Also known taken in the character of the “short-snouted spinner dolphin,” the clymene dolphin (Stenella clymene) grows to penuriously seven feet (2.1 meters) [...]

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ALMA Discovers the Youngest Protoplanetary Disk to Date

ALMA Discovers the Youngest Protoplanetary Disk to Date

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, astronomers possess discovered the youngest disk around a protostar to be reckoned. Planets form in disks around their host protostar, but when and how disks form is still an unanswered question. ALMA observations by a team of astronomers led by Nadia Murillo and Shih-Ping Lai [1] obtain found the [...]

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Graphene Effectively Filters Electrons According to the Direction of Their Spin

Graphene Effectively Filters Electrons According to the Direction of Their Spin

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

On a painting of graphene (the horizontal surface by a hexagonal pattern of carbon atoms), in a difficult to digest magnetic field, electrons can move alone along the edges, and are blocked from impelling in the interior. In addition, but electrons with one direction of spin can move in only one superscription along the edges [...]

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A Century of Controversy, Accidents in West Virginia’s Chemical Valley in Lead-up to Spill

A Century of Controversy, Accidents in West Virginia’s Chemical Valley in Lead-up to Spill

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steam billows from smokestacks at a ruler plant near the Kanawha River in West Virginia. PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL SOUDERS, CORBIS Even in the presence of last week’s chemical spill fouled spile water in nine counties in West Virginia, at what place more than 200,000 people noiseless cannot use their water after seven lingering days, it [...]

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Sea-Ice Strandings Plague Polar Explorers

Sea-Ice Strandings Plague Polar Explorers

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

HMS Resolute, a Royal Navy arctic discovery vessel, was sailed back to Portsmouth from the Arctic by the US Navy, under the rule of Commander Hartstein, after the ship had been stuck in frosting for over a year. PHOTOGRAPH BY SCIENCE & SOCIETY PICTURE LIBRARY, GETTY IMAGES   After reality stranded aboard a Russian research [...]

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Antarctic Ship Rescue: 5 Lessons From the Trapped-Vessel Drama

Antarctic Ship Rescue: 5 Lessons From the Trapped-Vessel Drama

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy (pictured), has been stuck in freeze since Christmas Eve. PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW PEACOCK, AUSTRALIANANTAR/AURORA PHOTOS   After a “sobering week,” 52 passengers in the vessel the M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy were airlifted by helicopter on Thursday from the Russian bottom, which has been trapped in icing in East Antarctica since Christmas Eve. [...]

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Global Temperature for November Was Hottest on Record

Global Temperature for November Was Hottest on Record

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Yenisei River vexations all of Siberia from south to north to enter the Kara Sea. The part has seen record-high temperatures this year. Photograph through . /Ilya Naymushin CVI/AA/Reuters Last month was the warmest November steady record, according to a report released this week from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). “It’s the pristine [...]

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Astronomers Discover Triple System of Two White Dwarfs and Neutron Star

Astronomers Discover Triple System of Two White Dwarfs and Neutron Star

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Millisecond pulsar, left foreground, is orbited by a hot white dwarf star, center, both of which are orbited by any other, more-distant and cooler white dwarf, highest rank right. Credit: Bill Saxton; NRAO/AUI/NSFSource featured

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Schoolchildren and Musicians Boycott SeaWorld in “Blackfish” Flap

Schoolchildren and Musicians Boycott SeaWorld in “Blackfish” Flap

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two orcas achieve at a whale show at SeaWorld in San Diego, California. Photograph by SeaWorld San Diego, AP This has been a unrefined week for SeaWorld. The aquatic parks partnership is facing a rising backlash and controversy over the recent documentary film Blackfish, a censorious look at SeaWorld’s treatment of its animals. This week, [...]

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Researchers Create World’s Fastest Organic Transistor

Researchers Create World’s Fastest Organic Transistor

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Transparent transistors on this postage-stamp size glass esteem speed characteristics rivaling some forms of silicon transistors. The device used a new process to journey this world record-setting organic transistor, paving the manner for a new generation of indifferent, transparent electronic devices. (Jinsong Huang and Yongbo Yuan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)Source featured

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