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2010-11-23 06:24:48

Binghamton University researchers recently revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals. For decades, geologists have looked at these water droplets "” called fluid inclusions "” and wondered whether microbes could be extracted from them. Fluid inclusions have been found inside salt crystals ranging in age from thousands to hundreds of millions years old. But there has always been a question about whether the organisms...

2008-12-02 13:28:58

A U.S. geologist is warning the Earth might soon undergo rapid and unpredictable climate changes that could negatively affect many species. Binghamton University Professor Tim Lowenstein's concerns are rooted in his and Professor Robert Demicco's discovery of nahcolite -- a rare carbonate mineral that formed during the Eocene Epoch, the warmest period on Earth during the last 65 million years. Lowenstein and Demicco said nahcolite suggests Eocene warming was concurrent with atmospheric carbon...

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2008-12-02 10:19:44

By discovering the meaning of a rare mineral that can be used to track ancient climates, Binghamton University geologist Tim Lowenstein is helping climatologists and others better understand what we're probably in for over the next century or two as global warming begins to crank up the heat "” and, ultimately, to change life as we know it. "I think the earth will be a very different place in the next hundred years or so, and that many species will adapt to it and many won't,"...


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.