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Monday, December 31, 2012

Scientists Help Explain Scarcity of Anti-Matter

A collaboration with major participation by physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made a precise measurement of elusive, nearly massless particles, and obtained a crucial hint as to why the universe is dominated by matter, not by its close relative, anti-matter.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/31 at 12:00 PM

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Dispersant Used to Clean Up 2010 BP Oil Spill Made Oil 52-times More Toxic

If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse – 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 12/06 at 01:09 PM
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