Archive: 04/12/2011

Novel in-motion train weighing system

Weighing loads exceeding 20 tons - such as trucks or trains - while in motion is no mean feat. French engineers from the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan have developed a novel weighing technology using ...

dateApr 12, 2011 in Engineering
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Wii key to helping kids balance

By cleverly linking five Wii Balance Boards, a team of Rice University undergraduates has combined the appeal of a video game with the utility of a computerized motion-tracking system that can enhance the ...

dateApr 12, 2011 in Engineering
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Greenhouse gases from forest soils

Reactive nitrogen compounds from agriculture, transport, and industry lead to increased emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from forests in Europe. Nitrous oxide emission from forest soils is at least twice ...

dateApr 12, 2011 in Environment
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