Archive: 11/19/2013

Virtual farming to explore alternatives

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) are involved in the development of a tool that, through crop simulation models, allows them to assess the integrated ...

Nov 19, 2013
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Explainer: The engineering challenges of HS2

Next year, high-speed rail travel will celebrate its 50th birthday. In 1964, Japan put into service the first Shinkansen line, from Tokyo to Osaka. Its trains initially operated at speeds of up to 210 km/h ...

Nov 19, 2013
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Asteroids' close encounters with Mars

For nearly as long as astronomers have been able to observe asteroids, a question has gone unanswered: Why do the surfaces of most asteroids appear redder than meteorites—the remnants of asteroids that ...

Nov 19, 2013
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