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Bayou blues: Working to save the US from the worst potential oil, gas and fishing crisis
An impending crisis that could have a detrimental impact on the oil and gas infrastructure and fishing industry in the United States is leading scientists to investigate how to stop rapid deterioration and to start restoring marsh land in Louisiana's southern coastal wetlands-which are losing a piece of land the size of a football field every 35 minutes. All of this is part of an international expedition with the JASON Foundation for Education.
JASON Foundation for Education
Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
The long-held belief that older people perform slower and worse than younger people has been proven wrong. In a study published today in Neuron, psychologists from McMaster University discovered that the ageing process actually improves certain abilities: Older people appear to be better and faster at grasping the big picture than their younger counterparts.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada Research Chairs
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
Maybe packs of cigarettes should come with a new warning: "Smoking is hazardous to your wealth." A new study suggests that typical non-smokers' net worth is roughly 50 percent higher than that of light smokers and about twice the level of that of heavy smokers.
New technology could make TV more exciting
Live TV outside broadcasts that combine real action and computer-generated images could become possible for the first time, thanks to camera navigation technology now under development.
Contact: Natasha Richardson
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The birth of galaxies and stars
Experts at Cardiff University, UK, are designing and building highly sophisticated equipment, which will travel deep into space to enable scientists to look back in time to observe the formation of galaxies and stars. A team in the School of Physics and Astronomy is heading an international consortium to produce a three-colour camera and spectrometer, which will be launched aboard the Herschel Space Observatory.
Astronomers find part of universe's missing matter
Found: 7 percent of the mass of the universe. Missing since: 10 billion years ago. Consider one more astronomical mystery solved. Scientists have located a sizeable chunk of the universe that seemed to be missing since back when the stars first formed. It's floating in super-hot rivers of gas, invisible to the naked eye, surrounding galaxies like our own.
Lost and found: X-ray telescope locates missing matter
NASATMs Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered two huge intergalactic clouds of diffuse hot gas. These clouds are the best evidence yet that a vast cosmic web of hot gas contains the long-sought missing matter - about half of the atoms and ions in the Universe.
Wisconsin scientists find portal to show animals evolve
University of Wisconsin-Madison discovery provides critical evidence of how animals evolve new features to improve their chances of reproductive success and survival.
Marsh-dwelling mole gives new meaning to the term 'fast food'
A study published in the Feb. 3 issue of "Nature" reveals that the mysterious star-nosed mole has moves that can put the best magician to shame: The energetic burrower can detect small prey animals and gulp them down with a speed that is literally too fast for the human eye to follow.
National Science Foundation
Ancient statue of Hermes fitted for earthquake protection
The world-renowned statue Hermes with the Infant Dionysos has been equipped with innovative seismic protective devices that will help the 7-foot-high marble statue of the Greek god withstand powerful earthquakes. The protective devices were custom made for the statue based on analysis and tests conducted at the University at Buffalo's earthquake engineering laboratory.
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