Archive: 06/14/2010

Nanotech Speakers Hold Promise for Sonar Uses

(PhysOrg.com) -- UT Dallas researchers have found that carbon nanotube sheets perform well as underwater sound generators and noise-canceling speakers, two highly desirable traits for submarine sonar and stealth ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Durham astronomers' doubts about the 'dark side'

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by astronomers in the Physics Department at Durham University suggests that the conventional wisdom about the content of the Universe may be wrong. Graduate student Utane Sawangwit ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Superstition proved to improve performance

(PhysOrg.com) -- Superstitions are often regarded as irrational and inconsequential, but researchers in Germany have been taking them seriously, trying to identify the benefits of superstitions, if any, and their underlying ...

Jun 14, 2010 report
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Nepal orders probe into slaughter of rhinos

(AP) -- Nepal's government was investigating the poaching of rhinos in the Himalayan nation after 28 of the endangered animals were killed over the past 11 months, an official said Monday.

Jun 14, 2010
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Americans get most radiation from medical scans

(AP) -- We fret about airport scanners, power lines, cell phones and even microwaves. It's true that we get too much radiation. But it's not from those sources - it's from too many medical tests.

Jun 14, 2010
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Political fundraising tool taps social networks

(AP) -- Candidates in some top political races are raising big sums of money using software that taps donors' social networks, an endeavor that lets the donors track their friends' donations with the zeal a fantasy baseball ...

Jun 14, 2010
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