Archive: 12/03/2010

Software's take on the light bulb joke

(PhysOrg.com) -- It takes five men to change a light bulb*, even more to pack a shipping crate. After all, filling space is very hard. But a European project has developed tools to optimise packing problems in just a few ...

dateMar 12, 2010 in Engineering
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In the World: Nanotech on the farm

Cassava is a tropical root vegetable and staple crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it's tricky to handle: Once the root is removed from the ground, it spoils within one to three days, so farmers must ...

dateMar 12, 2010 in Biochemistry
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