Archive: 11/10/2008

Nature's own chemical plant

Petroleum is the feedstock for many products in the chemical industry. However, this fossil fuel is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. Renewable raw materials are an alternative. But can the likes of bioethanol be ...

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Study doubles species diversity of enigmatic 'flying lemurs'

Colugos (aka flying lemurs) -- the closest living relatives of primates most notable for their ability to glide from tree to tree over considerable distances—are more diverse than had previously been believed, according ...

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A new approach in tsunami-early warning

The newly implemented Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean, GITEWS, goes into operation today and with this, the system enters its final phase of optimisation. As foreseen, the system was officially ...

dateNov 10, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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A perfect bond

Not much has changed in the last 2,000 years when it comes to suturing together cuts and wounds. Even with microsurgery techniques, infection and permanent scarring remain major concerns. To minimize these dangers, doctors ...

dateNov 10, 2008 in General Physics
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No more searching

In warehouses, tidiness is a flexible term. Storage areas can be rearranged or moved around at any time. Forklift trucks will soon make it easy to follow the material flow and keep an overview in the warehouse automatically ...

dateNov 10, 2008 in Engineering
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