Archive: 07/08/2011

Concerns ahead of S. Africa climate talks

South Africa's preparations to host the next major round of climate talks have met with scepticism from activists critical of what they say is the country's lack of leadership on environmental issues.

dateAug 07, 2011 in Environment
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Hubble successor in trouble

For years, astronomers have set their sights on launching a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope-one with 100 times its power-that could peer back to the earliest light of the universe. But funding for the costly ...

dateAug 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The nanoscale secret to stronger alloys

Long before they knew they were doing it – as long ago as the Wright Brother's first airplane engine – metallurgists were incorporating nanoparticles in aluminum to make a strong, hard, heat-resistant alloy. The ...

dateAug 07, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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