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Satellite mapping could help prevent coral reef decline

Satellite mapping could help prevent coral reef decline

Posted Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:43:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

By using sophisticated satellite mapping, the decline in coral reefs can be identified and measures put in place to help prevent it, says an American marine ecologist.

Satellite mapping could help prevent coral reef decline

Ubehebe holds fire (in Death Valley)

Ubehebe holds fire (in Death Valley)

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:14:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Scientists had believed that California's 600 feet deep Ubehebe Crater was an ancient volcanic creation. Forget that! Only 800 years ago, in 1300 AD, all hell reigned in Death Valley.

Ubehebe holds fire (in Death Valley)

Gregarious Cambrians (Siphusauctum gregarium) discovered

Gregarious Cambrians (Siphusauctum gregarium) discovered

Posted Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:35:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Large colonies of gregarious tulip creatures (Siphusauctum gregarium) from 500 million years ago have been discovered near the town of Field in Mount Stephen's Burgess Shale.

Gregarious Cambrians (Siphusauctum gregarium) discovered

Hubble discovers new galaxy cluster

Hubble discovers new galaxy cluster

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:52:00 GMT by James Mathews

The Hubble Space Telescope was used to discover a cluster of galaxies that are in the very first stages of formation.

Hubble discovers new galaxy cluster

Black hole jets observed

Black hole jets observed

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:39:00 GMT by James Mathews

The NASA Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer satellite, (RXTE) and the Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope, (VLBA) have helped astronomers identify the moment when a black hole sent jets of superfast gaseous knots into space.

Black hole jets observed

Big fat galaxy cluster discovered

Big fat galaxy cluster discovered

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:16:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The biggest and hottest galaxy cluster, nicknamed The Fat One, has been found by scientists

Big fat galaxy cluster discovered

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:22:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A multidisciplinary team of researchers have investigated how lizards use their tails to improve their ability to jump successfully. The separation between biology and engineering has been ignored in an interdisciplinary research project carried out at UC Berkeley.

Leaping Lizards and Self-righting Robots

An Ichthyosaur and other Tales

An Ichthyosaur and other Tales

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Valentin Fischer of the University of Liege, with several others, including Darren Naisch of the School of Earth Sciences at Southampton University, have illuminated the dark recesses of ichthyosaur biology with the unveiling of a new species.

An Ichthyosaur and other Tales

Brucellosis is an ancient disease

Brucellosis is an ancient disease

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:31:00 GMT by James Mathews

In Michigan, two teams of University researchers have just confirmed the existence of brucellosis in some ancient skeletal remains.

Brucellosis is an ancient disease

A brighter, more reliable future with LED lighting

A brighter, more reliable future with LED lighting

Posted Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:42:33 GMT by Dave Collier

A survey by the Energy Saving Trust has found numerous benefits in the adoption of LED lighting. The light-emitting diode (LED) is not a new invention. First created in 1927, they have slowly become an integral part of our daily lives.

A brighter, more reliable future with LED lighting

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

Posted Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A mini-submarine, shaped like a penguin, has been created by a German university team to dive 6,000 metres and locate amazing deep-sea creatures and valuable raw materials.

'Penguin' mini-sub will explore ocean depths

Collecting comet samples

Collecting comet samples

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 02:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Around 2014, one of those orbiting comets will come close enough for a real grab at its contents. Hovering above the target comet, sub-surface samples could be precisely taken from even the most forbidding area of the body.

Collecting comet samples

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A privately-funded space travel service, involving the world's largest aircraft, is planned to take-off in five years. Stratolaunch Systems, headed by philanthropist and businessman Paul G Allen and aerospace leader Burt Rutan, is the American company behind the air-launch space travel.

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Elephant v. Man

Elephant v. Man

Posted Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:54:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The first 'men', Homo erectus, are known to have eaten elephant. Instead of berries and nuts and shellfish from the shore, the steaks must have created a few full stomachs.

Elephant v. Man

Lake sediment is time capsule

Lake sediment is time capsule

Posted Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:21:02 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Sediment around the great lakes can provide invaluable data about life today and in the past, say experts from the Large Lakes Observatory, in the USA.

Lake sediment is time capsule

 Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:20:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Rat empathy? The rat, love it or loathe it, has a distinct movie persona, a top reputation for intelligent scavenging, and is a good pet. Researchers have now given it an almost human character.

Socially contagious! (Are rats more human than we thought?)

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Bees' immunity as they evolved.

Posted Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:29:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The wolf and the---domesticated wolf.

Posted Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:20:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Weapons important for stag beetle evolution.

Posted Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:56:28 GMT by JW Dowey

How do we face up to ice loss?

Posted Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Britons prove their ancestry is diverse

Posted Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:11:06 GMT by JW Dowey

Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

Posted Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

Posted Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Dragons increase in species numbers.

Posted Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:10:06 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution: chemical weapons destroyed in US

Posted Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:55:21 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Fascinating new squid behaviour in nature

Posted Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Biodiesel produced from wastewater microalgae

Posted Sun, 20 Feb 2011 10:04:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Higgs boson-like particle discovery is missing one more link

Posted Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:32:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

African farmers to benefit from genes resistant to cattle 'sleeping sickness'

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Old crocs never die, except when it's cold

Posted Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:02:03 GMT by JW Dowey

Sprinkle of seaweed to make more powerful, less toxic batteries

Posted Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:40:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Turtle hatchlings as robots?

Posted Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:02:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Aping human ecologies

Posted Wed, 06 Nov 2013 07:38:11 GMT by JW Dowey

NASA tests sunshield for Webb telescope

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Sharon Gill

The natural forest community depends on plants that depend on soil

Posted Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:47:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Country's largest quake means more risk not less of future shocks say scientists

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 15:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts