September 2010 (Archive)

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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the…
Cancer deaths are projected to double by 2030 — Cancer deaths are projected to double in the next two decades.…

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Wasps clock faces like humans — Face recognition in golden paper wasps may be an adaptation to…
Entangled diamonds vibrate together — Objects big enough for the eye to see have been placed in a weirdly…
How animals predict earthquakes — Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur…
New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact — Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there…

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News | Archive (10 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 10 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Hidden Vincent van Gogh painting revealed
Hidden Vincent van Gogh painting revealed — A new technique allows pictures which were later painted over to be revealed once more. An international research team, including…
GOCE satellite begins its journey to launch site
GOCE satellite begins its journey to launch site — GOCE, the first of a series of Earth Explorer satellites to be launched into orbit, has taken off aboard an Antonov-124 cargo…
Scientists use CT technology to virtually reconstruct Hadropithecus skull
Scientists use CT technology to virtually reconstruct Hadropithecus skull — Fossils recovered in a remote cave in the Southeast corner of Madagascar by William L. Jungers, Ph.D., a paleoanthropologist…
Physicists confirm the existence of electrical activity on Titan
Physicists confirm the existence of electrical activity on Titan — Physicists from the University of Granada and University of Valencia have developed a procedure for analysing specific data…

In order to save biodiversity society's behaviour must change

— 12:13 GMT | Environment

An innovative grouping of conservation scientists and practitioners have come together to advocate a fundamental shift in the way we view biodiversity. In their paper, which was published today in the journal Science, they argue that unless people recognise the link between their consumption choices and biodiversity loss, the diversity of life on Earth will continue to decline…

Caught in the act: Fireballs light up Jupiter

— 12:10 GMT | Astronomy

Amateur astronomers working with professional astronomers have spotted two fireballs lighting up Jupiter's atmosphere this summer, marking the first time Earth-based telescopes have captured relatively small objects burning up in the atmosphere of the giant planet. The two fireballs - which produced bright freckles on Jupiter that were visible through backyard telescopes - occurred on June 3, 2010, and August 20, 2010, respectively…

Prospects improve for vital world water treaty

— 12:07 GMT | Environment

Renewed interest in West Africa and Europe is boosting the prospects for a key global treaty on sharing freshwater resources over international boundaries to come into effect…

New standard offers more protection for wild medicines and collectors

— 12:04 GMT | Environment

Endangered medicinal and aromatic plants, people collecting them and communities relying on them are expected to benefit from the release this week of a revised standard for their environmentally sustainable and fair collection and trade…

UN-HABITAT and WWF join hands in Congo conservation plan

— 12:01 GMT | Environment

UN-HABITAT and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park, a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo…

Scientists observe single ions moving through tiny carbon-nanotube channel

— 11:58 GMT | Technology

For the first time, a team of MIT chemical engineers has observed single ions marching through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. Such channels could be used as extremely sensitive detectors or as part of a new water-desalination system. They could also allow scientists to study chemical reactions at the single-molecule level…

A tectonic zip

— 11:55 GMT | Geology and palaeontology

The complex fracture pattern created by the earthquake in Concepcion (Chile) on 27 February 2010 was to a certain extent predictable. GPS observations from the years before the earthquake showed the pattern of stresses that had accumulated through the plate movements during the past 175 years in this area. The stress distribution derived from the observations correlates highly with the subsequent fracture distribution. In all likelihood the tremor removed all the stress that had accumulated since the last earthquake in this region, which was observed by Charles Darwin in 1835. An earthquake of similar magnitude in this area is therefore unlikely in the near future. This result was presented by scientists of the GFZ German Centre for Geosciences (Helmholtz Association) in the latest edition of the scientific journal Nature (09 September 2010)…

Researchers give robots the capability for deceptive behaviour

— 11:52 GMT | Technology

A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception…

UC Davis study finds low liver cancer survival rates among Laotian/Hmong-Americans

— 11:49 GMT | Health

Among Asian-Americans living in California, Laotian/Hmong-Americans have the lowest survival rates for the most common type of liver cancer, a new study by researchers with the UC Davis School of Medicine has found…

The cost of over-triage on our nation's health system

— 11:46 GMT | Health

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 'secondary over-triage' as a potential area of cost savings for our nation's health care. The phenomenon of over-triage occurs when patients are transferred twice, and discharged from a second facility in less than 24 hours. These findings will be published in the September 10th issue of The Journal of Trauma…

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