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T-Rex’s Bite: Worse Than We Thought

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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When you hear the name Tyrannosaurus Rex, you probably think of a giant monster, the most fearsome dinosaur ever.  With a mouth full of teeth that can easily rip the flesh and crush bones, images of T-Rex can be quite frightening. It turns out T-Rex’s bite was even more devastating than thought. Scientists studying T-Rex’s […]

‘Faster than the Speed of Light’ Findings in Doubt

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 11:31 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have found two technical glitches which could have an effect on last September’s findings that neutrinos were found to be traveling faster than the speed of light. The scientific community was buzzing about the possibility  Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity -  which holds nothing travels faster than the speed of light – could be […]

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Using Body Heat to Recharge Cellphone, Laptop

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 10:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Imagine being able to use your own body heat to recharge your phone or tablet. Scientists in North Carolina have recently  developed a felt-like fabric that generates power by scavenging for so-called  waste heat, such as body heat. Right now, many of the electronic devices we use every day, such as cellphones or laptop computers, […]

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Science Scanner: Scientists Discover New Type of Planet

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Data from the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a new class of planet, one which is water-covered and has a steamy atmosphere. We currently have three types of planets in our Solar System; rocky (Earth, Venus, Mercury and Mars), gas giants (Saturn and Jupiter) and ice giants (Uranus and Neptune). While studying the exoplanet, GJ […]

Google Inspires Software for Chemists

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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A chemist in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington has taken some of the technology behind Google’s powerful Internet search engine and has applied it to chemistry. Aurora Clark,  associate professor of chemistry at Washington State University, along with colleagues from the University of Arizona, recently took Google’s PageRank software and adapted it to create […]

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Science Scanner: Swiss Launch Attack on Space Junk

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 11:33 pm (UTC+0)
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The Swiss are taking aim at space junk – the thousands of man-made objects launched into space over the years which have accumulated into a virtual junkyard filled with now-useless debris, like spent rocket stages and old satellites. NASA keeps a close eye on about 16,000 of these objects and scientists have expressed concern about […]

Babies Understand You More Than You Know

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Babies between six and nine months of age understand the meaning of some spoken words, according a new University of Pennsylvania study, which challenges previous beliefs about early childhood learning. Although many babies vocalize aloud with sounds such as “ba ba,” “da da” and “goo goo,” the study finds they can still learn the meanings […]

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Debate Over Global Warming/Climate Change Heats Up

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 12:13 am (UTC+0)
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Hardly a week goes by that we aren’t reporting a story on concerns about global warming. But, a growing number of people in the scientific community are coming forward to express doubts about the prevailing scientific opinions concerning global warming. Recently, 16 respected scientists signed a letter, published in the Wall Street Journal, which indicated […]

Science Scanner: Russian Researchers Reach Ancient Antarctic Lake

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 11:37 pm (UTC+0)
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After 20 years of drilling, Russian scientists say they’ve reached Lake Vostok, Antarctica‘s largest subglacial lake, which has been buried nearly four kilometers below the ice sheet for about 20 million years. The development could lead to the discovery of new life forms which existed before the Ice Age.  Scientists hope to find material that could […]

Should Sugar be a Controlled Substance?

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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If you love your cookies and candy and can’t go a day without  your favorite soda or daily ice cream cone, then a new warning about the dangers of  sugar is bound to leave a bitter taste in your mouth. California researchers are calling for sugar to be treated like a controlled substance – similar […]

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