Archive: 03/19/2007

Not so easy to imitate nature

The idea was to solve the problem of de-icing airplane wings. But the result of the research project at Linköping University in Sweden was just the opposite: the possibility of artificially freezing ice at high temperatures.

Mar 19, 2007 4.6 / 5 (18) 0

Beetle species rediscovered in Britain

The endangered short-necked oil beetle, long thought gone from Britain, was rediscovered recently by an entomologist at a site in southern county of Devon.

Mar 19, 2007 2.5 / 5 (2) 0

Flexible battery power

A paper-like, polymer based rechargeable battery has been made by Japanese scientists. The news is reported in the latest edition of The Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Communications.

Mar 19, 2007 4.6 / 5 (30) 0

Finders, Keepers? Not in New York

If you lose your wallet in New York City, do you expect to ever see it again? Given the stereotypes that surround the city—all New Yorkers are rude, their city is a den of thieves, they would just as soon step over you ...

Mar 19, 2007 4.5 / 5 (8) 0