Astronaut Clayton Anderson inspires, organizes Iowa State workshop on spaceflight ops
The week’s objectives include scuba certification, wilderness survival, skydiving, flight simulation and a virtual visit to the International Space Station.07.08.2014 | Read more
Academics and water agency officials gathered at UC Riverside on June 4 to discuss California's water crisis
Where sustainability of water management is concerned, we must pay more attention to long-term solutions. Efficient water management and policy ought to be...18.06.2014 | Read more
The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region suffers from severe air pollution.
UNEP’s Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) project has identified the HKH foothills region as one of the hotpots of the globe in terms of poor air quality. Indoor...06.06.2014 | Read more
The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (Düsseldorf, Germany) is organizing a workshop on tribology and wear on June 25th, 2014.
The list of confirmed external speakers includes:14.05.2014 | Read more
The IWOTE’14 took place for the 4th time in Bremen on April, 09-10. BIAS – Bremen Institute of Applied Beam Technology was the host of this internationally staffed workshop, which provided the opportunity for specialists from industry and science to make contact with each other and to discuss recent scientific and technological results and ideas. Chairman Professor Dr. Frank Vollertsen – CEO of BIAS – welcomed presenting and participating experts from ten countries even from Australia and South Korea.
The workshop was intended to promote the exchange of experience at international level and foster the dialogue between science and industry, related to the...10.04.2014 | Read more
Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless vs. jawed vertebrates
If you never understood what "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" meant in high school, don't worry: biologists no longer think that an animal's "ontogeny", that...
The surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be divided into several morphologically different regions
High-resolution images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal a unique, multifaceted world. ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination about a...
Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically, according to extensive simulations by researchers in the NASA Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory.
The researchers carefully simulated the atmospheric chemistry of alien worlds devoid of life thousands of times over a period of more than four years, varying...
A team led by Gastón Folatelli at the Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo, has found evidence of a hot binary companion star to a yellow supergiant star, which...
In tropical rainforests, most young trees grow spatially independent from their parent trees. This means that it is not possible to predict where seedlings will take root, and less specialised species therefore have an advantage even in the species-rich rainforests of the tropics.
This is the finding of a study, conducted by researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the University of California and the...
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