Archive: 08/03/2012

Carbon-eaters on the Black sea

(Phys.org) -- This brilliant cyan pattern scattered across the surface of the Black Sea is a bloom of microscopic phytoplankton. The multitude of single-celled algae in this image are most likely coccolithophores, ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Curiosity's first daredevil stunt

(Phys.org) -- When Curiosity enters the Martian atmosphere on August 6th, setting in motion "the seven minutes of terror" that people around the world have anticipated since launch a year ago, the intrepid ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity's search for organics

Soon the rover Curiosity will land on Mars. By design it won't involve life-detection, but it was assembled to look for the carbon-based building blocks of Martian life and to explore the possible habitats ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Using wastewater as fertilizer

Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertilizer for food production. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a chemical-free, eco-friendly process that enables the recovered ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Minimally invasive building renovation

Renovation projects to improve the energy performance of residential buildings involve a lot of messy construction work. Researchers have come up with a new modernization concept that reduces on-site installation ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Lasers on planes to prevent fatal crashes

(Phys.org) -- A low-cost laser sensor that can quickly and accurately measure the velocity of commercial passenger aircrafts could complement existing sensors and help prevent fatal aeroplane crashes, say University of New ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Engineering
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