Archive: 1/12/2009

Dutch PhD student develops device to combat noise

Johan Wesselink of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, has developed a device to actively combat noise nuisance. This invention curtails sound waves and vibrations by producing anti-noise. The researcher is confident ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Engineering
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Traditional craft industry with a bright future

Mary and Joseph, the angels, the manger -- at Christmas time, lots of people still decorate their homes with high-quality wooden figures depicting the nativity scene. Now, the wood carvers of South Tyrol are moving over to ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Engineering
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Blushing dusty nebula

On Earth, we tend to find dust nothing more than a nuisance that blankets our furniture and causes us to sneeze. Cosmic dust can also be a hindrance to astronomers because cameras using visible light cannot see through it. ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Astronomy
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