Archive: 07/12/2009

White, but not pure

Even the snow on Aconcagua Mountain in the Andes is polluted with PCBs. An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America's highest ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Environment
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A virtual physician's conference

Telemedicine facilitates communication between family physicians, hospitals and nursing services -- yet current solutions lack flexibility and are consequently very expensive. A new software program is now available that ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Software
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Milling and drilling in cyberspace

Machinists, NC programmers or mechatronics engineers -- trainees in engineering jobs often have to master complex equipment. In the future, trainees will practice and learn milling, turning, drilling and programming routines ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Engineering
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The last best chance: UN climate conference opens

(AP) -- The largest and most important U.N. climate change conference in history opened Monday, with organizers warning diplomats from 192 nations that this could be the last best chance for a deal to protect the world from ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Environment
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Space technology optimises windmill efficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- A French start-up company from ESA's Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 metres -- information ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Engineering
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