Archive: 11/15/2011

Tall water waves behave unexpectedly

(PhysOrg.com) -- In investigating the behavior of large-amplitude standing water waves, mathematician Jon Wilkening of the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered that the waves’ behavior cannot ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in General Physics feature
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Flowing along in four dimensions

In 1988, John Cardy asked if there was a c-theorem in four dimensions. At the time, he reasonably expected his work on theories of quantum particles and fields to be professionally put to the test… But ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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LinkedIn opens India R&D centre

LinkedIn Corporation said Tuesday it had opened a research and development centre in India, the US-based professional online networking site's first such office outside North America.

dateNov 15, 2011 in Business
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Fate of bees worries Europe's parliament

Bothered by spiking mortality rates for bees, Europe's parliamentarians voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to urge the EU to provide more funding for the beekeeping sector.

dateNov 15, 2011 in Ecology
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Large differences in the climate impact of biofuels

When biomass is combusted the carbon that once was bound in the growing tree is released into the atmosphere. For this reason, bioenergy is often considered carbon dioxide neutral. Research at the University of Gothenburg, ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Environment
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Exploring the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-14b

First discovered in 2008, WASP 14b is an interesting exoplanet. It is roughly seven times as massive as Jupiter, but only 30% larger, making it among the densest known exoplanets. Recently, it was the target ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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Testing the world's English

Language testing affects the lives of millions of people every year. The Cambridge English qualifications, produced by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and taken by more than 3.3 million people ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Social Sciences
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