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Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Human Activity In The Alps
2013-09-25 19:13:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New archeological evidence collected high in the French Alps is painting a very different view of ancient humans living 8000 years ago, according to a report published on Saturday in the journal Quaternary International. The new findings are the result of a 14-year, high altitude study conducted in the Southern Alps. The work revealed a series of stone animal enclosures and human dwellings considered to be among the most complex...

Lack Of Single Protein Results In Persistent Viral Infection
2012-06-13 21:16:44

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown a single protein can make the difference between an infection clearing out of the body or persisting for life. The results also show where the defects occur in the immune system without the protein and offer the possibility that targeting this signaling pathway could be beneficial for treatment of persistent viral infections in humans. Currently hundreds of millions of people around the world are afflicted with persistent viral...

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2011-06-07 05:20:00

In a new model of the early solar system, Jupiter is found to have been a youthful traveler, roaming as close to the Sun as where Mars is now and back out again before settling in its position as the fifth planet from our Sun. Scientists note that the planet's travels greatly influenced the solar system, altering the asteroid belt and making Mars smaller than it should have been. The model was developed by an international team of scientists and was published in the journal Nature on June...

2011-06-06 19:44:24

Planetary scientists have long wondered why Mars is only about half the size and one-tenth the mass of Earth. As next-door neighbors in the inner solar system, probably formed about the same time, why isn't Mars more like Earth and Venus in size and mass? A paper published in the journal Nature this week provides the first cohesive explanation and, by doing so, reveals an unexpected twist in the early lives of Jupiter and Saturn as well. Dr. Kevin Walsh, a research scientist at Southwest...

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2008-07-09 16:40:00

Asteroids with moons, which scientists call binary asteroids, are common in the solar system. A longstanding question has been how the majority of such moons are formed. In this week's issue of the journal Nature, a trio of astronomers from Maryland and France say the surprising answer is sunlight, which can increase or decrease the spin rate of an asteroid. Derek Richardson, of the University of Maryland, his former student Kevin Walsh, now Poincar© Fellow in the Planetology Group in...

2008-06-18 09:01:06

GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), unveiled today a study estimating that a federal tax incentive set to expire Dec. 31 for wind energy projects more than pays for itself through tax revenues from the projects' income, vendors' profits and individual workers' wages. The study - released at the American Council on Renewable Energy's Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York - estimated that wind farms built in 2007, supported by the production tax credit, carry a net...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.