Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes

In a major breakthrough that has implications for describing the mechanics that drive earthquakes, researchers have discovered that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely inter-related Continue reading “Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Nature-inspired stronger materials a game-changer?

Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have created stronger, tougher materials that can be customised for a wide variety of applications Continue reading “Nature-inspired More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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World’s largest water reservoir found deep in earth

In what could quench the thirst of billions of people in the future, researchers have discovered our planet’s largest water reservoir 640 km beneath our feet Continue reading “World’s largest water More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Has earth gobbled up giant craters?

Do you know that in past 3.5 billion years, over 80 asteroids – larger than the rocks that wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago Continue reading “Has earth gobbled up giant craters?” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Antarctic ice sheet collapse has begun, shows research

In an alarming find, scientists have discovered that the collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet – that holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet Continue reading “Antarctic ice sheet collapse More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Superfast solar winds trigger lightning bolts on earth: Study

Lightning on earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space but also by energetic particles from the Sun Continue reading “Superfast solar winds trigger lightning bolts on earth: Study” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Our ancestors enjoyed summer holidays at Antartica!

If this information stands true, the history books have to be rewritten soon. According to scientists, some parts on the coldest region on our earth Continue reading “Our ancestors enjoyed summer holidays More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Moon to brighten up your night life?

What if moon emits enough light to make the night sky brighter so that you do not need to switch on power to illuminate roads and streets Continue reading “Moon to brighten up your night life?” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Earth’s extinction rate highly exaggerated: Study

Contrary to the current belief that about half of earth’s plants and animals would go extinct over the next century because of human activities Continue reading “Earth’s extinction rate highly More...

By BioNews On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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3-million-year old green landscape found beneath ice sheet!

There was a green and forested landscape prior to the time that the ice sheet began to form in Greenland and scientists Continue reading “3-million-year old green landscape found beneath ice sheet!” More...