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November 24, 2017
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Mir Mine – the second largest excavated hole in the world

The Mir mine, also called the Mirny mine, is an open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Sakha Republic, in the Siberian region of eastern Russia. The mine is 525 metres deep (1722.44 feet) and has a diameter of 1,200 m (3,900 ft) and is one of the largest excavated holes in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

November 24, 2017
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Rhythmus der Erinnerung

Gehemmte Neuronen wirken als Taktgeber für Gedächtnisprozesse

Je mehr über die Milliarden von Nervenzellen im Gehirn bekannt ist, desto weniger erscheint ihr Zusammenspiel spontan und zufällig. Welche Harmonie der Verarbeitung von Gedächtnisinhalten zugrunde liegt, hat die Arbeitsgruppe von Prof. Dr. Marlene Bartos am Institut für Physiologie I veranschaulicht. Continue Reading →

November 24, 2017
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Smaller is stronger for olivine

New research resolves 40 years of debate on the strength of olivine, the most abundant mineral in the Earth’s mantle

University of Delaware professor Jessica Warren and colleagues from Stanford University, Oxford University and University of Pennsylvania, reported new data that material size-effects matter in plate tectonics. Continue Reading →

November 23, 2017
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Scientists: New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology. The MasSpec Pen is an innovative handheld instrument that gives surgeons precise diagnostic information about what tissue to cut or preserve, helping improve treatment and reduce the chances of cancer recurrence. Continue Reading →

November 22, 2017
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Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature

A kauri tree preserved in a New Zealand peat swamp for 30,000 years has revealed a new mechanism that may explain how temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere spiked several degrees centigrade in just a few decades during the last global ice age.  Continue Reading →

November 22, 2017
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UA Geoscientists Take a Crack at Paradox Basin’s Mysteries

With the help of a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, geoscientists are gearing up to study subsurface fluid-rock systems, complex interactions between underground fluids such as oil or groundwater, and how they influence the rocks through which they move. Continue Reading →