Archive: 01/10/2009

Energy-autonomous sensors for aircraft

Aircraft maintenance will be easier in future, with sensors monitoring the aircraft skin. If they discover any dents or cracks they will send a radio message to a monitoring unit. The energy needed for this will be obtained ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Engineering
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'Soil dipstick': A thermometer for the Earth

According to climate change experts, our planet has a fever -- melting glaciers are just one stark sign of the radical changes we can expect. But global warming's effects on farming and water resources is still a mystery. ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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In amoeba world, cheating doesn't pay

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cheaters may prosper in the short term, but over time they seem doomed to fail, at least in the microscopic world of amoebas where natural selection favors the noble.

dateOct 01, 2009 in Evolution
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Symmetrical brains can be an advantage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many studies have found widespread asymmetry in the brains of different species, including humans, and most have assumed asymmetry is advantageous. A new paper, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Plants & Animals weblog
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