Earth's Outlook from Above

Fifty years after Sputnik, satellites peering down on Earth have become valuable scientific tools to study the global environment and offer much needed insight into the future of our planet.

586 Million Year Cycle in Geology Matches Galactic Super-Cluster Spacings

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The longest geological cycle identified is described as about 600 million years in "Megacycles", the proceedings of a geological conference, Edited by G Williams. However Prof S Afanasiev of Moscow has determined the cycle very accurately to be 586.24 million years using his Nanocycles Method. It so happens that cosmologists, Broadhurst, T.J., Ellis, R.S., Koo, D.C. & Szalay (Nature 343, p 726) have observed regular mega-walls of galaxies at spacings that they describe as 128 Mpc/h,...

wisskomm wochenschau 2/08

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German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche unter anderem über das Schülerprojekt Quantenphysik TV" ,eine Brodeur-Studie zur Nutzung von Blogs durch Journalisten, das Blog "Bad Astronomy" , den Erfolg von Podcasts und Vodcasts in den USA, eine Studie über die "conflict of interest"-Klausel , den Gerda Henkel Preis , Wikia Search , das kostenfreie Archiv von "focus", Dr. Quantum zum Doppelspaltexperiment, die DVD "Das geheimnisvolle Reich der Quanten" ( hier ein...

The Shaky Future of the Salton Sea

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History's Warming

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The (Ralph) Keeling Curve

After two decades watching atmospheric oxygen levels drop, a Scripps researcher's conclusions about climate could leave one feeling light-headed