Archive: 03/09/2007

Undersea WiFi can be made faster, says researcher

As the United States and Canada take their first step toward establishing a cabled ocean observatory, a University of Missouri-Rolla researcher is trying to improve the speed of wireless underwater communication.

dateSep 03, 2007 in Telecom
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Pressure sensors in the eye

Sensors can monitor production processes, unmask tiny cracks in aircraft hulls, and determine the amount of laundry in a washing machine. In future, they will also be used in the human body and raise the alarm in the event ...

dateSep 03, 2007 in Engineering
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New instrument covertly detects signals from illicit chemicals

A new award-winning innovation developed at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory can covertly detect chemical plumes at great distances and may help thwart future chemical or nuclear-based terrorist attacks. ...

dateSep 03, 2007 in
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Cosmic Cockroaches

Starved. Stomped. Radiated. Poisoned. It's all in a day's work for the common household cockroach. The abuse these creatures can withstand is amazing.

dateSep 03, 2007 in Astronomy
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Studying evidence from Ice Age lakes

During the last Ice Age, the ice dammed enormous lakes in Russia. The drainage system was reversed several times and the rivers flowed southwards. A group of geologists is now investigating what took place when the ice melted ...

dateSep 03, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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