Archive: 11/07/2011

Dams -- what goes up must come down, and then what?

Time can take its toll on a dam. As dams age, they are more costly to repair and the risk of a catastrophic dam break increases--putting property and lives at risk. But, removing them can mean big changes to the community, ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Environment
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Sea life 'must swim faster to survive'

Fish and other sea creatures will have to travel large distances to survive climate change, international marine scientists have warned. Sea life, particularly in the Indian Ocean, the Western and Eastern Pacific and the ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Environment
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Robot speeds up glass development

Model by model, the electronics in a car are being moved closer to the engine block. This is why the materials used for the electronics must resist increasing heat – so the glass solder being used as ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Engineering
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Close encounter of the rocky kind

(PhysOrg.com) -- Discovered by a UA astronomer six years ago, a city-block sized space rock will race past the Earth closer than the moon in what will be the closest encounter of an object of this size in ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Putting artificial atoms on the clock

Around the turn of the century, scientists began to understand that atoms have discrete energy levels. Within the field of quantum physics, this sparked the development of quantum optics in which light is ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in General Physics
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Known and unknown: Great travellers of the Pacific

When a well-known travel magazine set out to identify the top ten travellers of all time, the names it came up with held few surprises. Top of its list, which encompassed Charles Darwin and Christopher Columbus, ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Other
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Israel denies cyber attack on defence websites

The websites of Israel's military, Mossad and the Shin Bet intelligence services were back online on Monday after being unavailable the previous day due to what officials said was a "server crash."

dateNov 07, 2011 in Internet
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Mobile phone data traffic 'to grow 10-fold by 2016'

As smart phones increasingly take over, mobile data traffic is surging, a study by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson showed on Monday, saying such traffic is set to increase 10-fold over the next five ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Telecom
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