Archive: 10/19/2012

Balsa bridges, with a twist

(Phys.org)—How much weight can a bridge made of balsa wood carry? When encased in a layer of fiber-reinforced resin, much more than you would expect, say engineers from EPFL. On October 12th, a composite ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Engineering
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Scientists participate in ShakeOut exercises

(Phys.org)—On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. PDT, more than 9.3 million Californians, including employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., "dropped, covered and held on" during the ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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From Sea2Sky: Inspiring science across Europe

On the last Friday of September people gathered across 800 venues in 320 cities located in 32 European countries to take part in European Researchers' Night - a free, day-long research festival dedicated ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Other
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Heliophysics nugget: Gradient sun

(Phys.org)—Heliophysics nuggets are a collection of early science results, research techniques and instrument updates that further our attempt to understand the sun and the dynamic space weather system ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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