Archive: 04/1/2011

Beetle may pack a big punch in curbing salt cedar

(PhysOrg.com) -- Non-native vegetation’s infiltration to the greater Southwest has caused its share of ecosystem concerns over the years. Now Heather Bateman is looking at the effectiveness of some of ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Ecology
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Harvesting energy

Imagine a cell phone battery that charges with every step you take or a spacesuit that uses astronauts' expended energy to run the suit's electronics. A team of college students conducting NASA research on ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Salt-seeking spacecraft arrives at launch site

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international spacecraft that will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Aquarius/SAC-D ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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European space scout

The growing quantity of space debris is a serious threat to satellites and other spacecraft, which risk being damaged or even destroyed. A new European space surveillance system is being developed to ward ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Turks defy book ban on Internet

A draft book banned as part of a controversial coup probe in Turkey has been published online, prompting a prosecutor to launch a fresh investigation, media reports said Friday.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Internet
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