Archive: 07/05/2011

Can you hear the shape of a graph?

The Bristol exhibit focuses on quantum graphs, which can be thought of as a network of guitar strings tied to each other.  When a system like this vibrates it produces a series of sounds with different ...

Jul 05, 2011
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Tallis was right: Numbers predict home win for QLD

Gorden Tallis, a Queensland Maroon legend, caused quite a stir prior to State of Origin II by suggesting on national television that the Maroons have a bigger home field advantage because Queensland fans are ...

Jul 05, 2011
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Australia to unveil pollution tax

Australia will unveil the full details of its contentious pollution tax within days, Treasurer Wayne Swan said Tuesday, promising help for households facing higher energy bills.

Jul 05, 2011
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Face science meets robot science

Your brain processes lots of tiny and subtle clues about faces whenever you interact with other people, and now scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and UCL (University College London) are investigating whether ...

Jul 05, 2011
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Putting sunshine in the tank

Working with the Universities of East Anglia, York and Nottingham and using nanotechnology 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, the researchers are working on harnessing the vast energy of the Sun to ...

Jul 05, 2011
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The wonders of graphene on display

Graphene, discovered in 2004 at The University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, is one of the world's most versatile materials, and is already being used in such varied ...

Jul 05, 2011
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