Category: Science

I Ran Faster Because of My “Sports Gene”

I Ran Faster Because of My “Sports Gene”

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Finnish skier Eero Mantyranta at the IX Winter Olympics in Austria, 1964 Photograph by ITAR-TASS Photo Agency / Alamy Back then Eero Mntyranta was the greatest endurance athlete in the world, there was thing of no importance remarkable about his physical appearance. Sure, in pictures I had collected of him from the 1960s, his superficially [...]

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Hot Flashes in Cold Waters? Killer Whales Undergo Menopause

Hot Flashes in Cold Waters? Killer Whales Undergo Menopause

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Researchers make no doubt of that killer whales, like this any, undergo menopause. Photograph by Ralph Lee Hopkins, National Geographic Killer whales get been revealed to be one of merely three species whose females are known to bear menopause—living on long after their reproductive years in society to help their offspring, particularly their sons, survive [...]

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First-Ever Submarine Dive on Vancouver’s “Living Fossils”: Glass Sponge Reefs

First-Ever Submarine Dive on Vancouver’s “Living Fossils”: Glass Sponge Reefs

| October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

A submersible make into Howe Sound in British Columbia reveals a colony of glass sponges. Photograph by Bruce Kirkby Howe Sound, British Columbia—Through the submersible’s acrylic viewport, a comprehensive patch of glass sponges looms up from the seafloor of Howe Sound (chart), a network of fjords located forward Vancouver’s doorstep. The sponges be warm creamy [...]

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Graphene Nanoribbons Improve Compressed Gas Storage

Graphene Nanoribbons Improve Compressed Gas Storage

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

A compounded material created at Rice University is penuriously impervious to gas and may induce to efficient storage of compressed affectionate gas for vehicles. A 65-micrometer-large polymer film, photographed edge-on with an electron microscope, contains a small amount of enhanced graphene nanoribbons that immediate gas molecules a “tortuous path” to flee from. Credit: Changsheng Xiang/Rice [...]

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“Many-Body System” Helps Stabilize Quantum Systems Against Decoherence

“Many-Body System” Helps Stabilize Quantum Systems Against Decoherence

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Physicists from LMU hold uncovered a feature with which the decoherence of a quantum scheme can be tuned and substantially reduced, providing each important advance for the field of quantum complaint processing. LMU researchers have uncovered a tale effect that, in principle, offers a the wherewithal of stabilizing quantum systems against decoherence. The finding could [...]

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Arctic’s Hudson Bay Warming Rapidly, at Tipping Point

Arctic’s Hudson Bay Warming Rapidly, at Tipping Point

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Hudson Bay Lowlands in Canada had remained resistant to global warming, further a new study finds that could be changing. Photograph by John E. Marriott, All Canada Photos/Corbis The Arctic has versed some of Earth’s first and greatest personal estate of climate change, but the cold lowlands around Hudson Bay have remained uncommonly resistant [...]

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Hubblecast Video Explains How Hubble “Looks Back in Time”

Hubblecast Video Explains How Hubble “Looks Back in Time”

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

This seven precise Hubblecast video helps explain how Hubble “looks back in time” to look the Universe as it was billions of years past. Hubblecast 68: The Hubble time puppetFor episode 68 of the Hubblecast, Hubble transforms into greater degree than just a telescope — it becomes a time tool! How can Hubble “look back [...]

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Newly Discovered Planetary Candidates are Nearly Skimming Their Host Star’s Surface

Newly Discovered Planetary Candidates are Nearly Skimming Their Host Star’s Surface

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brian Jackson’s study focuses without ceasing planetary candidates with orbital periods to such a degree close to their host stars that they are stingily skimming the stellar surface. The exoplanet Corot-7b is in this way close to its Sun-like multitude star that it must experience unreasonable conditions. This planet has a mass five times that [...]

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New Method Speeds up Stabilization of Chaotic Systems

New Method Speeds up Stabilization of Chaotic Systems

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The unused findings of the scientists in Gttingen advise that the reaction times of the robot Amos have power to be significantly reduced. Credit: Poramate Manoonpong and Florentin Wrgtter, University of Gttingen and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience GttingenSource featured

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How “Genius” Carl Haber Restores Long-Lost Sounds

How “Genius” Carl Haber Restores Long-Lost Sounds

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Physicist Carl Haber shows recordings by Alexander Graham Bell at Volta Laboratory for the period of a news conference at the Library of Congress in Washington in December 2011. Photograph through . Jose Luis Magana, AP “This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows is an uncommon group of individuals who collectively reflect the breadth and depth [...]

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