Archive: 02/11/2010

Last tango in space

Adding to their unique information from previous tandem missions, ESA’s ERS-2 and Envisat satellites have been paired up again – for the last time. Data from this final duet are generating 3D models of glaciers ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Steam train X-rayed for first time

( -- A steam locomotive has been X-rayed by an innovative new mobile X-ray unit used for scanning cargo and vehicles for criminal activity.

dateNov 02, 2010 in Other
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Ears tuned to water

( -- For bats any smooth, horizontal surface is water. Even so if vision, olfaction or touch tells them it is actually a metal, plastic or wooden plate. Bats therefore rely more on their ears than on any other ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Nonwoven, perfectly needled

Hardly any other textile is as versatile as nonwoven: it keeps babies’ bottoms dry and protects plants from the sun. In the Gulf of Mexico, special nonwovens soaked up the oil washed up on beaches like blotting paper. ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Engineering
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