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Science News Archive - January 10, 2010

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A strong earthquake off the coast of Northern California left thousands without power and was felt as far away as Oregon and central California.

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Case study: Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System detected 98 percent of tagged fish.

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A study by the University of Exeter provides the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of climate change.

In an important first for a promising new technology, scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecular hydrogen.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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