Archive: 10/12/2012

Bringing fossils to life

A new way to learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, which harnesses some of the cutting edge techniques used by palaeontologists to study fossils, is being pioneered by researchers at the University of Bristol.

dateDec 10, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Police patrolling social media

From the city's mean streets to Facebook, the police are responding to ever-changing developments and have expanded their beat from the streets outside our door to the virtual pathways of social media, and in so doing, making ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Other
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DXL: NASA launching X-ray emission mission

NASA will launch an astrophysics mission to study the Diffuse X-ray emission from the Local galaxy (DXL) December 9 from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The goal of this flight is to identify how much of that ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Can gray water keep Texas landscapes green?

With water resources throughout Texas becoming scarcer, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist is working with others to determine the feasibility of using gray water to irrigate home landscapes.

dateDec 10, 2012 in Other
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A 'turbo' for solid oxide fuel cells

To convert waste heat from solid oxide fuel cells into electricity is the goal of the "HITTEC" project. Researchers from Empa, in a strategic partnership with Hexis AG, are developing a thermoelectric converter to make fuel ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Highly inflated Jupiters

There are currently 851 confirmed extra-solar planets. Of these, 289 were detected because their orbits (as seen from Earth) take them across the face of their host star, dimming the star's light in a transit event. The Kepler ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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3Qs: Examining the changing nature of marriage

A recent report from the Pew Research Center high­lighted that 4.2 mil­lion adults were newly mar­ried in 2011, which is a decline from the 4.5 mil­lion new­ly­weds esti­mated in 2008. The esti­mates come from the ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Social Sciences
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US intelligence sees fight ahead over water, food

(AP)—Nearly two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2030, with most people middle class, connected by technology, protected by advanced health care and the United States and China perhaps cooperating ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Other
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