Archive: 01/17/2012

The perfect liquid -- now even more perfect

Ultra hot quark-gluon-plasma, generated by heavy-ion collisions in particle accelerators, is supposed to be the "most perfect fluid" in the world. Previous theories imposed a limit on how "liquid" fluids can ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Plasma Physics
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How far is far enough?

people welcome developments in principle, so long as they are "not in my backyard." But just how big is a backyard? The answer depends on a number of factors and Guenther Schauberger of the University of Veterinary Medicine, ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Environment
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Breeding better grasses for food and fuel

Researchers from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) have discovered a family of genes that could help us breed grasses with improved properties for diet ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Wood-burning stoves - harmful or safe?

Wood-burning stoves are a popular source of heating in many countries. However in recent years there has been much debate about the potential negative health effects associated with wood smoke. A Norwegian researcher has ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Environment
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Powering electric vehicles with sunlight

The Riverside area will become a leader in powering electric vehicles from the sun under a $2 million award to the Center for Environmental Research and Technology at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Climate adaptation difficult for Europe's birds

Åke Lindström is Professor of Animal Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. Together with other European researchers he has looked at 20 years' worth of data on birds, butterflies and summer temperatures. During this ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Ecology
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India's largest IT firm TCS Q3 profit up 23%

India's biggest outsourcing company, Tata Consultancy Services, reported on Tuesday that net profit rose 23 percent in the third quarter, matching forecasts, thanks to a rise in orders.

dateJan 17, 2012 in Business
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Why does Sirius twinkle?

At this time of year, after dark we in the northern hemisphere are able to see the mighty constellation of Orion rise high in the sky with a very bright companion in a nearby constellation: Sirius – The ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Astronomy
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