Archive: 05/11/2011

Drafting without drivers

Fewer accidents, less fuel consumption, and fewer traffic jams: Autonomous, computer-controlled vehicles have many advantages in road traffic. In particular, if many cars join to form long convoys. On May ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Engineering
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New strategy aims to reduce agricultural ammonia

As concerns about air pollution from large dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continue to mount, scientists are reporting a practice that could cut emissions of an exceptionally abundant agricultural ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Environment
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Energizing the Filaments of NGC 1275

When examining clusters of galaxies, astronomers often find massive elliptical galaxies lurking at the centers. In some of these, long filaments of gas and dust extend outwards from the core. One of the best ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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