Archive for October, 2007

A Brief History of Dinosaurs

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Most people think of dinosaurs as big, ferocious and extinct reptiles. That’s largely true, but there are some misconceptions. The word dinosaur, which means “terrible lizard,” was coined in 1842, but now we know that dinosaurs aren’t lizards, although they share a common ancestor. Lizards as a group are primitive compared to dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were [...]

Bacteria Species May Help Ethanol Production

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) Scientists say a new bacteria species discovered in Yellowstone’s thermal pools could improve the use of bacteria to produce ethanol. Researchers found the bacteria in Octopus and Mushroom springs as well as in Green Finger Pool. The bacteria thrive in hot water, growing best between 120 and 150 degrees. The [...]

Brightly Colored Frog Has Dark Future

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Biologists are shining a spotlight on a brightly colored frog whose future looks dark. The splendid leaf frog (Cruziohyla calcarifer) lives in the tree canopy of the Costa Rican rainforest where it bathes in the tropical sun rays. As is the case with amphibians across the globe, loss of native habitat, environmental change and disease [...]

Basti-Bubu (Clip)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Crystal Mystery Solved

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The same, inexpensive stuff gardeners use to fertilize their flower beds might one day boost the power of personal computers, scientists now say. Researchers have figured out the crystal structure of ammonium dihydrogen phosphate (ADP), a mystery that persisted since the chemical’s discovery in 1938. They said their findings could lead to creating better computer [...]

Nature’s Biggest Pests

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

From ants in the kitchen to pigeons on the stoop, pests torment everyone. They sting, bite, destroy things and carry diseases. We’ve selected some of the peskiest creatures you’re liable to come across and offer tips on how you can safely get rid of them. The first step to a pest-free home is removing their [...]

Salome – Wildebly heaven (Clip)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Natural Disasters: Top 10 U.S. Threats

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Government officials are evaluating and revising disaster plans around the United States in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, just as they did after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. While war and automobiles kill more people than nature, find out what natural disasters top scientists? worry lists. 1. Total Destruction of Earth Okay, so nobody is [...]

Prank starts 25 years of security woes

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

NEW YORK – What began as a ninth-grade prank, a way to trick already-suspicious friends who had fallen for his earlier practical jokes, has earned Rich Skrenta notoriety as the first person ever to let loose a personal computer virus. Although over the next 25 years, Skrenta started the online news business Topix, helped launch [...]

Бабочка – Butterfly (Movie)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Весёлые короткометражки Реваза Габриадзе о трудовых буднях грузинских дорожников Год выпуска: 1974 Жанр: короткие комедии Продолжительность: 11 мин. Режиссер: Рамаз Шарабидзе, Реваз Габриадзе, Амиран Дарсавелидзе, Нелли Ненова, Гено Цулая, Реваз Чархалашвили, Баадур Цуладзе. Композиторы: Д. Кахидзе, Н. Авалишвили, А. Саламанидзе, Н. Вацадзе, М. Одзнели В ролях: Кахи Кавсадзе, Баадур Цуладзе, Гиви Берикашвили, Эроси Манджгаладзе, Адрек [...]