Archive: 12/1/2010

Keeping your water safe

Although drinking water is monitored more strictly than almost anything, our water supply network is still not immune to accidents, wear and tear or targeted attacks. A one-minute warning system for toxins ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Engineering
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Predicting motions and sounds of the ocean

Ocean variability -- the perpetual changing of currents, temperatures, salinity and the contours of the seafloor -- alters the way sound travels through the water. A new analysis of how this variability affects ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Formic acid in the engine (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Do ants hold the key to the fuel of the future? Formic acid provides more efficient and safer storage of hydrogen. It is an ideal way to store energy from renewable sources or to power 21st century cars.

dateDec 01, 2010 in Materials Science
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Governments worldwide censor Web content: study

Where you live in the world largely determines how freely you can access the internet. The level of cyber censorship in different countries around the world is directly related to how authoritarian the governing regime is, ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Internet
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Cassini finds warm cracks on Enceladus

New images and data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft give scientists a unique Saturn-lit view of active fissures through the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. They reveal a more complicated web ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Space Exploration
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