August 2007 (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 (22 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 22 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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The dusty disc of NGC 247
The dusty disc of NGC 247 — The spiral galaxy NGC 247 is one of the closest spiral galaxies of the southern sky. In this new view from the Wide Field…
Planet formation in action?
Planet formation in action? — Using ESO's Very Large Telescope an international team of astronomers has been able to study the short-lived disc of material…
Reflected glory
Reflected glory — Messier 78 is a fine example of a reflection nebula. The ultraviolet radiation from the stars that illuminate it is not intense…
Surprise hidden in Titan's smog: Cirrus-like clouds
Surprise hidden in Titan's smog: Cirrus-like clouds — Every day is a bad-air day on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Blanketed by haze far worse than any smog belched out in Los…

SMART-1 diagnoses wrinkles and excess weight on the Moon

— 19:59 GMT | Astronomy

Owing to SMART-1's high resolution and favourable illumination conditions during the satellite's scientific operations, data from Europe's lunar orbiter is helping put together a story linking geological and volcanic activity on the Moon. The combination of high-resolution data from SMART-1's AMIE micro-camera and data from the US Clementine mission is helping scientists determine the tectonics of the Moon's giant basins and the history of volcanic flooding of mid-sized craters, inside and around the lunar basins…

Hubble teams with Google to bring the cosmos down to Earth

— 19:59 GMT | Astronomy

Imagine cruising the heavens from your desktop and seeing all the spectacular images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Exploding stars and faraway galaxies are just a mouse click away today through Sky in Google Earth. Sky in Google Earth is produced by Google, and can be downloaded free of charge with the newest version of Google Earth. Several elements of Sky in Google Earth have been contributed by the European Space Agency…

Hinode helps unravel long-standing solar mysteries

— 19:59 GMT | Astronomy

A year after launch, scientists working with Hinode, a Japanese mission with ESA participation, are meeting at Trinity College, Dublin, to discuss latest findings on solar mysteries - including new insights on solar flares and coronal heating. Highlights include new insights on the workings of solar flares and on the mechanism behind coronal heating…

T. rex quicker than Becks, say scientists

— 19:59 GMT | Geology and palaeontology

T. rex may have struggled to chase down speeding vehicles as the movie Jurassic Park would have us believe but the world's most fearsome carnivore was certainly no slouch, research out today suggests. The University of Manchester study used a powerful supercomputer to calculate the running speeds of five meat-eating dinosaurs that varied in size from a 3 kg Compsognathus to a six-tonne Tyrannosaurus…

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