Archive: 1/08/2011

Cashless parking

Vacant parking spaces in town are thin on the ground. Finding one is just as tiresome as making sure you have the right change for the parking machine. An adhesive microchip on the windshield will make things much easier ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Revealing water's secrets

We drink it, swim in it, and our bodies are largely made of it. But as ubiquitous as water is, there is much that science still doesn't understand about this life-sustaining substance.

dateAug 01, 2011 in General Physics
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How to make solar power 24/7

The biggest hurdle to widespread implementation of solar power is the fact that the sun doesn't shine constantly in any given place, so backup power systems are needed for nights and cloudy days. But a novel system designed ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Special software helps to save species

With the aim of better protecting endangered species, game wardens are studying the behavior of surviving great apes in the wild. This is often painstaking work because it is difficult to distinguish between different individuals. ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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New ponds take the waste out of wastewater

Research by Flinders University’s School of the Environment has shown that a shallow, high-rate pond system to treat wastewater will slash the loss to evaporation as well as boosting the rates of removal of bacterial ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Environment
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Research yields world food potential

The Australian National University and Bayer CropScience have signed a research agreement to develop new technology with the potential to produce higher yielding food crops.

dateAug 01, 2011 in Environment
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Making runways safer

Airplanes undergo significant stresses during take-off and landing, and parts often become detached, putting subsequent runway users at risk. Until now, airport staff have had to monitor runways without technical assistance ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Engineering
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