Archive: 04/1/2008

Desert power: A solar renaissance

What does the future hold for solar power? “Geotimes” magazine looks into more efficient ways of turning the sun’s power into electricity in its April cover story, “Desert Power: A Solar Renaissance.”

dateApr 01, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Music file compressed 1,000 times smaller than mp3

Researchers at the University of Rochester have digitally reproduced music in a file nearly 1,000 times smaller than a regular MP3 file. The music, a 20-second clarinet solo, is encoded in less than a single kilobyte, and ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Software
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Microwave your foods safely

For many consumers, microwaving has become the primary method of heating food, providing convenience and time savings. But a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says recent outbreaks of foodborne ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Other
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Researchers perform multi-century

Using state-of-the-art supercomputers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientists have performed a 400-year high-resolution global ocean-atmosphere simulation with results that are more similar ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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3-D images – cordless and any time

Securing evidence at the scene of a crime, measuring faces for medical applications, taking samples during production – three-dimensional images are in demand everywhere. A handy cordless device now en-ables ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Engineering
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Ready to go: mobile terahertz devices

Terahertz waves, which until now have barely found their way out of the laboratory, could soon be in use as a versatile tool. Researchers have mobilized the transmitting and receiving devices so that they can be used anywhere ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Engineering
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Rising prison population an undeclared national crisis

Nearly a month after a published study on increasing U.S. prison population revealed more than 1 in 100 American adults are behind bars, two University of Michigan professors are aiming to elevate the public debate on prison ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Other
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Octopus sex more sophisticated than arm-wrestling

For decades, scientists have viewed octopuses as unromantic loners, with mating habits nearly devoid of complex behavior. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, has found that at least ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in
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Scientists identify smallest known black hole

Using a new technique, two NASA scientists have identified the lightest known black hole. With a mass only about 3.8 times greater than our Sun and a diameter of only 15 miles, the black hole lies very close ...

dateApr 01, 2008 in Astronomy
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