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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.