Archive: 12/03/2007

Mapmaking for the masses

Sites such as Wikimapia and OpenStreetMap are empowering citizens to create a global patchwork of geographic information while Google Earth is encouraging individuals to develop appplications using their own data.

Dec 03, 2007 3.6 / 5 (5) 0

'Smart' flower bulbs pull themselves to deeper ground

Confused about the right planting depth for flower bulbs? Trust the bulbs! Researchers have discovered that some flower bulbs are actually "smart" enough to adjust themselves to the right planting depth. A ...

Dec 03, 2007 4.6 / 5 (17) 1

Analog of cosmological particle creation

“In cosmology there’s this quantum effect,” Ralf Schützhold tells “In the universe, there is a ground state, where it is empty. But if the universe starts to expand or contract, the vacuum is distor ...

Dec 03, 2007 4.3 / 5 (69) 6 feature

Team sculpts 3D particles with light

MIT engineers have used ultraviolet light to sculpt three-dimensional microparticles that could have many applications in medical diagnostics and tissue engineering. For example, they could be designed to ...

Dec 03, 2007 4.6 / 5 (14) 0