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2011-06-22 13:35:00

Scientists say they have found convincing evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a large-scale subterranean saltwater ocean. The discovery was made using data collected during the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn. The plumes of shooting water vapor and tiny grains of ice into space were originally discovered emanating from Enceladus by the Cassini spacecraft in 2005. The researchers from the University of Heidelberg and University of Colorado said during three of Cassini's passes...

2011-05-17 02:00:00

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, today announced that the University of Colorado at Boulder is using DIGIPASS GO 6 and IDENTIKEY Server to provide secure access to its supercomputer and its network. Recently, the University installed a new, powerful and profile supercomputer that contains critical...

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2011-05-06 11:22:33

Researchers use the NSF-supported Ranger supercomputer to explore alternative particle theories As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ramps up the rate and impact of its collisions, physicists hope to witness the emergence of the Higgs boson, an anticipated, but as-yet-unseen, fundamental particle that scientists believe gives mass to matter. The Higgs boson is a central component of the "standard model," a theory that defines the relationships between the forces of the universe. But, what if...

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2011-05-05 07:15:00

Climate scientists gathering at a conference on Arctic warming were asked Wednesday to explain the dramatic melting in the region in layman's terms, the Associated Press (AP) reports. An authoritative report released at the meeting in Copenhagen showed melting ice in the Arctic could result in global sea levels rising 5 feet within this century, much higher than previous forecasts. James White of the University of Colorado at Boulder told fellow researchers to use plain language when...

2011-05-03 22:52:22

Since the 1930s scientists have proposed food restriction as a way to extend life in mice. Though feeding a reduced-calorie diet has indeed lengthened the life spans of mice, rats and many other species, new studies with dozens of different mouse strains indicate that food restriction does not work in all cases. Diet and fat loss Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio's Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, with colleagues at the University of Colorado, studied...

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2011-05-03 06:00:00

New research finds that the ancient pre-human known as "Nutcracker Man" did not dine on nuts after all, but instead dined on large quantities of grasses and sedges -- a discovery that upsets conventional wisdom about the diet of early humans. "It most likely was eating grass, and most definitely was not cracking nuts," said University of Utah geochemist Thure Cerling, lead author of the study. The "Nutcracker Man", or Paranthropus boisei, is an ancient human relative that roamed the African...

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2011-03-15 04:00:00

A new study shows clear evidence that our ancient human ancestors in Europe learned to control fire -- one of the most important milestones on the path to civilization -- some 400,000 years ago. The findings are another indication that Neanderthals weren't simply dimwitted brutes, as often portrayed, and were in fact able to thrive in Europe's northern latitudes without the use of fire.  The researchers suggested that a highly active lifestyle, along with a diet high in protein, might...

2011-03-07 21:48:35

Scientist finds super-survivors for lung cancer treatment A discovery at University of Colorado Cancer Center shows testing lung cancer on a molecular level can produce new insights into this deadly disease. Cancer Center member D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, director of the thoracic oncology clinical program at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), turned a chance clinical observation into a new field of discovery in lung cancer. In October 2010, Camidge and colleagues published a study in the...

2011-02-25 10:20:00

The inaugural program (May 20 - June 15, 2011) will take an interdisciplinary approach to engineering education in six countries in Central America and the Caribbean CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Shipboard Education is pleased to announce "Engineering a New Tomorrow," the first short-term Semester at Sea voyage. Open to participants of all majors the program will explore key global issues during an intensive 26-day shipboard and...

2011-02-10 19:46:58

UC Santa Barbara scientists have made a discovery that has the potential for use in the early diagnosis and eventual treatment of plaque-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes. Their work is published in a recent issue of Nature Chemistry. The amyloid diseases are characterized by plaque that aggregates into toxic agents that interact with cellular machinery, explained Michael T. Bowers, lead author and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Other...


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2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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