Archive: 02/06/2008

Tropical soils impede landmine detection

Use of a metal detector is the most common technique when searching for landmines, which litter the soil in approximately 90 countries around the world. Many of these countries are located in the tropics where intensively ...

Feb 06, 2008 4.8 / 5 (5) 1

Racing Ahead at the Speed of Light

Imagine trying to catch up to something moving close to the speed of light - the fastest anything can move - and sending ahead information in time to make mid-path flight corrections. Impossible? Not quite. ...

Feb 06, 2008 4.2 / 5 (47) 5

Feed the birds: Winter feeding makes for better breeding

Keep feeding the birds over winter: that’s the message from research by the University of Exeter and Queen’s University Belfast, published today (6 February 2008) in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. The study ...

Feb 06, 2008 4.1 / 5 (8) 1

Why do earthquakes stop?

The underlying structure of a fault determines whether an earthquake rupture will jump from one fault to another, magnifying its size and potential devastation. Understanding why some earthquakes terminate along a fault, ...

Feb 06, 2008 3.9 / 5 (8) 1
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