Archive: 14/04/2011

Microtechnology: Miniature magnetic switches

Transistors are commonly used in electronics as switches to turn an electrical current on or off. For applications that require a very large ratio between the on and off current, however, it is necessary to use mechanical ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Engineering
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New hope for survival for elusive Saola

Indochina’s elusive saola, a recently discovered and critically endangered relative of antelopes and cattle, now has new hope for survival with the establishment of a dedicated nature reserve in the province today.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Ecology
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Asteroid observing alert

A newly discovered asteroid could provide one of the best recent viewing opportunities for amateur astronomers, according to the British Astronomical Association. “This is the best NEO close approach these past few years ...

dateApr 14, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Humans not always to blame for rarity

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows people may not be responsible for the rarity of a native tree species – a finding that could change how conservation is approached.

dateApr 14, 2011 in Ecology
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