Archive: 04/16/2010

The deep roots of inequality

To an economist, a map of southern Peru has a peculiar appearance. If you draw a line forming a kind of jagged oval, outlining a chunk of the Andes running from northwest to southeast, you have enclosed a ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Microsensors without microfabrication

(PhysOrg.com) -- Miniature motion sensors are everywhere these days, detecting the orientation of cell phones, deploying air bags in cars and measuring stresses in buildings and mechanical systems. But manufacturing ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Engineering
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Stirring the ore pot with Chaos theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chaos theory could hold the key to making the in-situ leaching process a more effective ore extraction technique, according to a team of CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship scientists.

dateApr 16, 2010 in Engineering
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Wisconsin Fireball Caught On Tape

(PhysOrg.com) -- A rooftop webcam at the University of Wisconsin-Madison captured the final seconds of a fireball's Wednesday, April 14 descent into the atmosphere. A fireball is a meteor, or "shooting star," ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Space Exploration
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