General Science News
A new study has revealed a mechanism that counters established thinking on how the rate at which tectonic plates separate along mid-ocean ridges controls processes such as heat transfer in geologic materials, energy circulation and even biological production.
Posted on Dec 9 2004 @ 12:52 by Tormod Guldvog
An expedition to Svalbard, Norway, has shown that a new technique developed by the Carnegie Institution can be used to detect life on Mars even if there is only a single cell available.
Posted on Sep 10 2004 @ 04:58 by Tormod Guldvog
A study which documents how hearing has evolved in modern whales show how the different parts have changed over the ages.
Posted on Aug 12 2004 @ 12:48 by Tormod Guldvog
A skillful mixing of religion and politics helped President Bush silence critics and sell his policies on terrorism and Iraq to the nation, according to a new book that analyzes hundreds of public communications and news reports.
Posted on Aug 11 2004 @ 02:01 by Tormod Guldvog
What makes large groups of individuals suddenly decide to take common action? Study shows how consensus is attained in a noisy world.
Posted on Aug 5 2004 @ 02:20 by Tormod Guldvog
How can we know whether a digital image has been manipulated? A new algorithm can determine if a photo is real or fake.
Posted on Jul 12 2004 @ 12:10 by Tormod Guldvog
Farm equipment in the future might very well resemble the robot R2D2 of Star Wars fame. But instead of careening through a galaxy far, far away, these ag robots might be wobbling down a corn row, scouting for insects, blasting weeds and taking soil tests.
Posted on Jul 7 2004 @ 12:36 by Tormod Guldvog
A NASA developed technology that can automatically alert pilots of potentially dangerous turbulence will make its first evaluation flights on a commercial airliner.
Posted on Jun 8 2004 @ 10:53 by Tormod Guldvog
A smooth-talking washing machine may not be savvy enough to keep a user from mixing whites and darks, but it can open doors that the digital revolution has closed to the blind.
Posted on May 18 2004 @ 12:10 by Tormod Guldvog
An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of new fossils from the highlands of Ethiopia. The fossils fill a long-standing gap in scientists' understanding of the evolution of African mammals. The results are reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
Posted on Dec 4 2003 @ 01:22 by Tormod Guldvog