Archive: 06/17/2014

Strengthening carbon fiber for vehicle use

Lighter-weight, fuel-efficient cars may be closer to reality thanks to Geelong researchers who are giving carbon fibre the gripping power it needs to be able to stand up to impacts from motorists.

dateJun 17, 2014 in Engineering
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Making wealth from waste

We have killed for it, enslaved others to mine for it, and even built a world currency based on it. Gold. Homer described it as the glory of the immortals. The Incas simply called it the tears of the sun.

dateJun 17, 2014 in Environment
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Gamers know grammar and aren't afraid to use it

Gamers use good grammar? Strange as it might sound, that's one the findings from studies of online gaming chat led by Colorado State University researcher. The studies found that Millennials – young people notorious for ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Team bolsters batteries with nanotubes

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Video: Spurting plasma

A stream of plasma burst out from the sun, but since it lacked enough force to break away, most of it fell back into the sun (May 27, 2014).

dateJun 17, 2014 in Space Exploration
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