Archive: 1/11/2010

Cutting fuel usage in new project

Researchers from the University of Bath are embarking on a new project to achieve a ground breaking 35 per cent reduction in car fuel usage that will decrease running costs and cut carbon emissions.

dateNov 01, 2010 in Engineering
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Nanoshells aid in killing breast tumors

Using tiny gold "nanoshells" to deliver just a little heat to breast tumor cells already treated with radiation boosts the killing potential of the treatment - not just shrinking the tumor but killing the cancer stem cells, ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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NPL builds long range alpha detector

The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a new portable radiation detector that can assess the safety of potentially contaminated areas far quicker than current methods. The prototype was inspired by the ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in General Physics
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Population ignorance in Australia, survey shows

Australia is growing rapidly and many Australians are worried about this. But evidence from social surveys shows that few of them know much about demographic fundamentals says Swinburne University sociologist Associate Professor ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Social Sciences
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