Archive: 09/10/2009

How to Measure What We Don't Know

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do we discover new things? For scientists, observation and measurement are the main ways to extract information from Nature. Based on observations, scientists build models that, in turn, are used to make ...

Sep 10, 2009 4.7 / 5 (24) 11 feature

Great Tit Turns Out to be a Killer

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Great Tit is an aggressive songbird found in Britain, continental Europe, parts of Northern Africa, and much of Asia. It is believed to survive mostly on seeds, nuts, fruit, insects, beetles, ...

Sep 10, 2009 4.7 / 5 (21) 12 weblog

Seals like it hot

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using innovative thermal imaging techniques and CCTV recording, a St Andrews academic has shed new light on previously unseen aspects of the life of seals.

Sep 10, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

Light electric motor spins out

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new Oxford University spin-out company, Oxford Yasa Motors, has been set up to commercialise lightweight electric motors developed at the Department of Engineering Science. The new technology ...

Sep 10, 2009 4 / 5 (7) 4

How do you say grid computing in Spanish?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Encouraged by the success of grid computing in Europe, scientists there set out to help their Latin American colleagues develop grid capability. The result today is a thriving trans-Atlantic collaboration. ...

Sep 10, 2009 3.7 / 5 (3) 2