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Climate change also affecting microscopic life in Antarctica


March 17th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have used detailed satellite data to suggest that the changing climate is affecting not just the penguins at the apex of the ... Read more...

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New NASA balloon successfully flight-tested over Antarctica


January 9th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype over Antarctica that may enable a new era of ... Read more...

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Scientists take off on mission to measure climate impacting greenhouse gases


January 8th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has taken off on an advanced research aircraft on an historic mission spanning the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to measure ... Read more...

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Milky Way has become a faster spinner, making it more massive


January 6th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that the Milky Way Galaxy is rotating about 100,000 miles per hour faster than previously understood, making ... Read more...

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Natural cosmic lens reveals distant galactic violence


October 21st, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Using a natural cosmic lens, astronomers have gained a rare glimpse of the violent assembly of a young galaxy in the early Universe, which suggests that the ... Read more...

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Duck billed dinos used bony crests to communicate with each other


October 17th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A team of scientists have used CT-scanning to look inside the bizarre crests on the skulls of duck-billed dinosaurs to suggest that the bony crests were used ... Read more...

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Big galaxy collisions can turn off the process of star formation


October 8th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Astronomers have found evidence that high-speed collisions between large galaxies can turn off the process of star formation.The evidence was found in the form of a ... Read more...

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Worlds largest computing grid launched


October 4th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): The worlds largest computing grid has been launched, which would tackle mankinds biggest data challenge from the Earths most powerful accelerator the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).Known ... Read more...

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Soon, seismic stress meters to sniff out quakes


July 10th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have measured how changes in stress in rocks affect changes in the speed of seismic waves at depths where earthquakes begin, which could lead to the ... Read more...

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Previously unseen galactic cannibalism revealed by radio telescopes


June 24th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Radio-telescope images have revealed previously-unseen galactic cannibalism - a triggering event that leads to feeding frenzies by gigantic black holes at the cores of galaxies.Astronomers have long ... Read more...

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Seafloor bacteria feed on Earths oceanic crust


May 29th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A new study has determined that seafloor bacteria on ocean-bottom rocks appear to feed on the planets oceanic crust.The study was carried out by scientists from the ... Read more...

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Discovery of weird stellar pair leaves astronomers puzzled


May 16th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Astronomers have been left puzzled after they discovery of a stellar pair - a speedy spinning pulsar in an elongated orbit around an apparent Sun-like star, a ... Read more...

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Astronomers make clearest observation of innermost region of black hole


April 24th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Using the National Science Foundations (NSF) Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) and a host of international telescope partners, a team of researchers has made the clearest observation ... Read more...

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NASA images show stellar birth in galaxys far reaches


April 17th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new image from NASAs Galaxy Evolution Explorer has shown new stars being born in the far reaches of a galaxy, in a relatively desolate region of ... Read more...

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Antarctic ice core to provide detailed climate record of past 100,000 years


January 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): A team of US researchers has recovered the first section of a massive Antarctic ice core, which might provide the most detailed record of Earths climate history over ... Read more...

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