Archive: 1/10/2012

Using less gas and oil to get where you're going

A quick pit-stop at the gas station is enough to put a good dent in your wallet. New technology is set to lower the high cost of filling up your car, by enabling combustion engines to consume two to three percent less gas ...

dateOct 01, 2012 in Engineering
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Do co-ed classrooms optimize learning?

(Phys.org)—Do students behave and perform better when only in class with peers of the same sex? A recent study done by University of Arkansas professor Sandra Stotsky reveals clues about the potential of same-sex classes.

dateOct 01, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit

(Phys.org)—Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.   This demonstrates that Metop-B, launched on 17 September, is performing ...

dateOct 01, 2012 in Space Exploration
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