Archive: 04/01/2011

Image: Celestial Mountains

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Tien Shan mountain range is one of the largest continuous mountain ranges in the world, extending approximately 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers) roughly east-west across Central Asia.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Ride-sharing for road freight

Around 20 percent of trucks on German roads are traveling empty, at a huge cost to the transportation companies concerned. Also from an ecological and traffic-management standpoint, it would be better if such ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Engineering
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Extreme testing for rotor blades

Wind turbines are growing bigger and bigger – the diameter of their rotor blades could soon reach 180 meters. But that creates a need for larger test rigs capable of accommodating the blades for load ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Engineering
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Giant batteries for green power

In the future, the growing amounts of solar and wind energy will need to be stored for dark or low-wind periods. One solution is redox flow batteries that can supply current for up to 2000 households. Several Fraunhofer Institutes ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Lighting up a protein called Spy

(PhysOrg.com) -- James Bond frequently has to undertake spectacular feats to protect Queen and country against utter destruction under insurmountable odds. But what happens when the homeland is a bacterial ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Experts reveal why plants don't get sunburn

(PhysOrg.com) -- Experts at the University of Glasgow have discovered how plants know when to make their own sunscreen to protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Scientists have speculated for decades that plants ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Interview: Catching up with Twitter's Biz Stone

(AP) -- When Twitter turned five years old on March 21, co-founder Isaac "Biz" Stone was on the road celebrating with some of the popular short messaging service's famous users. In the past two weeks, he has appeared on ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Internet
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