Archive: 19/11/2008

The Physics of Oil Spill Cleanups

Oil spills are a major environmental problem because they often occur at sea and in remote, ecologically-sensitive areas where their impact on birds, sea mammals and subsurface life may last for years.

dateNov 19, 2008 in General Physics
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Researchers shed new light on catalyzed reactions

Rice University scientists on the hunt for a better way to clean up the stubborn pollutant TCE have created a method that lets them watch molecules break down on the surface of a catalyst as individual chemical bonds are ...

dateNov 19, 2008 in
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Moderate pay best for job performance, study suggests

( -- Employers hoping to get the best out of employees with huge performance contingent payments may actually be helping them to do worse, suggests a new paper published by a team of researchers in behavioral ...

dateNov 19, 2008 in Other
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Ultra-wideband radio rides a beam of light

( -- Multiple high-definition videos and other data-rich services may soon stream through homes, offices, ships and planes via new hybrid optical/ultra-wideband-radio systems developed by European researchers.

dateNov 19, 2008 in Engineering
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