Archive: 02/17/2011

Number one rules in nature: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from The Australian National University have used a long-forgotten mathematical rule to reveal that in nature the number one dominates, as well as detect natural events like earthquakes ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Mathematics
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Mitigation measures undersold: study

The Federal Government should increase its climate change mitigation target to account for cheap land-based carbon offsets, according to the author of a new report from The Australian National University.

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Environment
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Magma power for geothermal energy?

When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy. But the mishap could point the way to an alternative source of geothermal ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Gov't says up to 10 pct in US lack good Internet

(AP) -- As many as one in 10 Americans can't get Internet connections that are fast enough for common tasks such as viewing photos, video and Web pages, and two thirds of schools have broadband connections that are too slow ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Telecom
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Google makes Web search more social

Google is making Web search more social, weaving posts from the Twitter, Flickr, Blogger and other accounts of a user's friends into search results.

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Internet
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Scientists build world's first anti-laser

More than 50 years after the invention of the laser, scientists at Yale University have built the world's first anti-laser, in which incoming beams of light interfere with one another in such a way as to perfectly ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in General Physics
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