Archive: 12/1/2011

Ecotechnology for the smart cities

This alliance is generating a knowledge base on cities and ecotechnology; it will gradually be joined by various Basque and international organisations and companies capable of coming up with innovative solutions underpinned ...

Dec 01, 2011
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Supercomputers take a cue from microwave ovens

As sophisticated as modern climate models are, one critical component continues to elude their precision—clouds. Simulating these fluffy puffs of water vapor is so computationally complex that even today's most powerful ...

Dec 01, 2011
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Listening to the stars

It is almost night on the island of Puerto Rico. Astronomer Joanna Rankin raises her head toward the sky. A few of the brightest stars shine through blue cracks in a ragged dome of gray clouds. To her back, ...

Dec 01, 2011
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Into the magnetic blue yonder

Probing the quantum mechanics of magnetism is not for the faint of heart. Literally. The door to Madalina Furis’ laboratory on the fifth floor of the Cook Building has a sign that reads “Stop! No ...

Dec 01, 2011
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Newspapers lose their balance on climate coverage

The first of a two-part analysis of Australian press coverage of climate change, A Sceptical Climate, is based on a comprehensive review of 3971 media articles published in ten Australian newspapers on the topic of climate ...

Dec 01, 2011
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