Archive: 2/05/2012

Building a framework, brick by brick

If you want to build a better house, first ask what your buyer needs. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory built a modeling structure for policy-making decisions addressing climate change. Their research identified ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Environment
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Sifting through dust near Orion's Belt

the surface grime that hides the beauty of an object. But this new image of Messier 78 and surroundings, which reveals the submillimetre-wavelength radiation from dust grains in space, shows that dust can be dazzling. Dust ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Astronomy
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BSkyB declares itself 'fit and proper'

(AP) -- British Sky Broadcasting PLC on Wednesday defended itself as a "fit and proper" company, a day after Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of the satellite broadcaster's biggest shareholder, was branded as unfit to ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Business
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Scientists develop 'artificial female moth'

Nikolay Dimov of the MESA+ research institute at the University of Twente has developed a new device for investigating the behaviour of insects. The device was inspired by the female moth, which attracts males using chemicals ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Order from disorder

NPL and University of Leicester scientists have explored a new way of ordering proteins for materials engineering at the nanoscale, using natural biological phenomena as a guide.

dateMay 02, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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