Archive: 19/07/2011

Scientists discover new water waves

(PhysOrg.com) -- By precisely shaking a container of shallow water, researchers have observed wave behavior that has never been seen before. In a new study, Jean Rajchenbach, Alphonse Leroux, and Didier Clamond of the University ...

dateJul 19, 2011 in General Physics feature
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Stellar eclipse gives glimpse of exoplanet

A group of astronomers led by an MIT professor has spotted an exoplanetary eclipse of a star only 40 light years away — right around the corner, astronomically speaking — revealing a "super-Earth."

dateJul 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Saving fuel while plowing

Less friction, less power, less fuel – plowshares coated with diamond-like carbon (DLC) slide through the soil like a hot knife through butter. As a result, the tractors pulling them need less power and fuel. In some ...

dateJul 19, 2011 in Engineering
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Accident protection in the windshield

Driver-assistance systems help prevent accidents. Quite simply, the more a car knows about its surroundings, the more intelligently it can respond to them. Researchers have now developed an optical sensor for the windshield ...

dateJul 19, 2011 in Engineering
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Teaching robots to identify human activities

(PhysOrg.com) -- If we someday live in "smart houses" or have personal robots to help around the home and office, they will need to be aware of what humans are doing. You don't remind grandpa to take his arthritis pills if ...

dateJul 19, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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