Archive: 06/11/2012

Hitchhiker's guide to the deep

(Phys.org) -- "Don't panic," Douglas Adams might have said. Author of the sci-fi novel Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Adams advised "don't panic" whenever facing invaders.

dateJun 11, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Mapping volcanic heat on Io

(Phys.org) -- A new study finds that the pattern of heat coming from volcanoes on Io's surface disposes of the generally-accepted model of internal heating.  The heat pouring out of Io's hundreds of erupting ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Laser radiometry: Powering up

(Phys.org) -- “If you made a long distance phone call or sent an email today, or if you’re wearing clothes, then you are benefiting directly from our laser services,” says Marla Dowell, leader ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in General Physics
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Wi-fi will soon reach its limits: Dutch study

Wi-Fi, the well-known standard for wireless internet, is reaching its technical limits. Its efficiency drops significantly in busy surroundings where many different networks and numerous wireless internet enabled devices ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Telecom
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The Antikythera time machine

Leonardo da Vinci may have left behind sketches of helicopters, tanks and submarines but it is rare that we find actual artifacts that seem so way ahead of their time. Almost like a science fiction tale of ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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