Sci/tech

Ocean Scientists Enlist Cruise Ships to Collect Data
February 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Hoping to collect decades of data, ocean scientist are enlisting cargo and cruise ships to measure water temperatures, ocean currents and even the height of clouds as the vessels ply their regular routes.

Scientists Study Sound, Marine Creatures
February 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

The Natural Resources Defense Council and other plaintiffs alleged in a federal lawsuit last fall that the Navy's mid-frequency sonar used for detecting enemy submarines disturbs and sometimes kills whales and dolphins.

Experts Foresaw Tragedy in Philippines
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Gomez and Michael Casey, Associated Press

Experts knew the farming village of Guinsaugon sat atop a major earthquake fault and were planning to issue a warning when a landslide buried nearly all its residents.

Sunflower Farmers Wait for More Research
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Dave Kolpack, Associated Press

Sunflower farmers say a German study looking into possible links between the plant and AIDS medicine may grab headlines, but they believe it's too early to increase production of the crop.

Forest Service Eager to Study Wolverine
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service has trapped the first wolverine ever captured and fitted with a radio collar in the Pacific Northwest.

Scientists May Have Found New Fish Species
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

Scientists have discovered what they believe is a new fish species and at least 20 types of previously unknown seaweeds during a recent expedition to one of the Caribbean's most diverse marine areas.

Oxford Seeks PC Users to Help Map Climate Change
February 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Scientists set out on Tuesday to harness the power of home computers to predict climate change more accurately than ever before.

Scientists Discover New Assassin Spiders
February 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Researchers scouring the remote forests of the African island nation of Madagascar have found that tiny assassin spiders, grotesque-looking bugs that prey on other spiders, are more diverse than previously thought.

Study Finds Higher Level of Exposure to Mercury
February 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Caputo, San Antonio Express-News

A national study that tested samples of human hair for mercury suggests that as many as one in every seven women of childbearing age in Texas has been exposed to potentially dangerous levels of the substance.

U.S. Geological Survey to Study Fault Line
February 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Scientists plan to use $2 million in federal "seed money" to try to learn more about the southern San Andreas Fault, including a segment that has not ruptured in more than three centuries.

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