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GOCE Settles Debate on Sloping Sea

EU–(ENEWSPF)–15 Februay 2013. Sea level station   For decades, scientists have disagreed about whether the sea is higher or lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Thanks to precision gravity data from ESA’s GOCE satellite, this controversial issue has now been settled. The answer? It’s lower. Many[Read More…]

Facial Structure May Predict Endorsement of Racial Prejudice

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The structure of a man’s face may indicate his tendency to express racially prejudiced beliefs, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Studies have shown that facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) is associated with testosterone-related behaviors, which some researchers have linked[Read More…]

Humans and Robots Work Better Together Following Cross-training

Swapping of roles improves efficiency as well as robots’ confidence and humans’ trust. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(ENEWSPF)–February 11, 2013. Spending a day in someone else’s shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to[Read More…]

Honey, Are You for Real?

Honey bee at work   EU–(ENEWSPF)–11 February 2013.A laser device developed in the hopes of measuring carbon on Mars may soon be used here on Earth to root out counterfeit foods – and make sure that honey, olive oil and chocolate are what they claim.  A cheap fake honey concocted[Read More…]

Is the Ozone Layer on the Road to Recovery

EU–(ENEWSPF)–8 February 2013. Satellites show that the recent ozone hole over Antarctica was the smallest seen in the past decade. Long-term observations also reveal that Earth’s ozone has been strengthening following international agreements to protect this vital layer of the atmosphere. According to the ozone sensor on Europe’s MetOp weather[Read More…]

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NASA’s Super-TIGER Balloon Breaks Records While Collecting Data

Super-TIGER prepares for launch from Antarctica.. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- A large NASA science balloon has broken two flight duration records while flying over Antarctica carrying an instrument that detected 50 million cosmic rays. The Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (Super-TIGER) balloon launched at 3:45 p.m. EST, Dec. 8 from[Read More…]

MIT Researchers Improve Quantum-dot Performance

New production method could enable everything from more efficient computer displays to enhanced biomedical testing. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(ENEWSPF)–February 4, 2013.  Quantum dots — tiny particles that emit light in a dazzling array of glowing colors — have the potential for many applications, but have faced a series of hurdles to improved[Read More…]

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