Archive: 04/12/2012

Dragon expected to set historic course

(Phys.org) -- The upcoming launch of a SpaceX spacecraft and rocket on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station is expected to cross a key milestone on the path to operational, commercial ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Novel coding technique patented

Over the past decade, tablet computers and smartphones have taken the world by storm, in no small part due to the way in which they can be switched on almost instantly. The race has been on to develop computers that can similarly ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Engineering
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NREL catalyst brings drop-in fuels closer

We live in a petroleum-based society, and the oil we use comes from plants that were buried eons ago and changed under pressure and high temperatures. As countries across the globe face dwindling oil supplies ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Materials Science
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Exclusive species found at higher altitudes

Researchers have long postulated that animal and vegetation species living in mountainous areas of high altitude are isolated, and thus much more exclusive. A new Spanish-German study substantiates this long-held ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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