Archive: 03/08/2012

Scientists detect seismic signals from tornado

An Indiana University geophysical experiment detected unusual seismic signals associated with tornadoes that struck regions across the Midwest last week -- information that may have value for meteorologists studying the atmospheric ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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First aid for winemakers

Whether or not a wine turns out to be as outstanding as the winemaker hopes depends on the quality of the yeasts; they control the fermentation process and create the distinctive flavor. A new sensor allows ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Making sports statistics more scientific

Whether it is the sprinter who finished first or the team that scored more points, it's usually easy to determine who won a sporting event. But finding the statistics that explain why an athlete or team wins ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Mathematics
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Reading more into open access

For many years, the traditional method to access researchers’ scholarly works, particularly in the sciences and social sciences, has been through paid subscriptions to journals. But in recent years, a ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Other
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When prejudices become a disadvantage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Swiss researchers from ETH Zurich have been exploring the question of whether prejudices might be rational under certain conditions. Using game theory, they created various scenarios and played ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Apollo 11: 'A stark beauty all its own'

(PhysOrg.com) -- This image of the Apollo 11 landing site captured from just 24 km (15 miles) above the surface provides LRO's best look yet at humanity’s first venture to another world. When Neil Armstrong ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NRL designs robot for shipboard firefighting

(PhysOrg.com) -- In both war and peacetime scenarios, fire in the shipboard environment is serious and frequently results in excessive damage and high repair costs because the fire is not detected or controlled ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Robotics
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