Archive: 10/12/2011

Hidden beauty of the nano-cosmos

When researchers receive prizes, it is usually to honour their scientific work. However, the photographs from the scanning electron microscope, taken by Siddhartha Pathak during his postdoctoral time at Empa ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Snowball Earth hypothesis challenged

The hypothesis that the Earth was completely covered in ice 635 million years ago has received a serious blow. The atmospheric concentration of CO2 during that period was much lower than previously thought, ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Sunlight changes aerosols in clouds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today's climate models regard organic aerosols as static carbon-based molecules, but scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine showed that ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Overheating risk for 1.6mn Sony televisions

Japan's Sony said Wednesday that some 1.6 million of its Bravia flat panel televisions were at risk of overheating due to defective parts, but the electronics giant did not issue a recall.

dateOct 12, 2011 in Business
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'Issues' article urges bold action on natural disasters

Although natural disasters are becoming more common and more expensive, human and financial losses can be greatly reduced through incentives to purchase insurance and install protective measures, according to an article in ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Other
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