Archive: 09/2/2013

Lava lamps: 50 years old and still groovy

Call them '60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago on Tuesday.

Sep 02, 2013
5 / 5 (2) 1

Suggested DAD over CAD could save millions

New engineering design software could drastically improve the efficiency and accuracy of electrical system documentation and save the construction, minerals and energy industries millions in labour costs.

Sep 02, 2013
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Writing the history of the 'Cosmic Dark Ages'

For millions of years after the Big Bang, there were no stars, or even galaxies to contain stars. During these "Cosmic Dark Ages," neutral hydrogen gas dominated the universe. When clouds of primordial hydrogen ...

Sep 02, 2013
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You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

Suppose you held in your hands a bunch of individuals from different species, sort of like a miniature Jumanji set. You have some cows, some bacteria, some plants, some bugs, and a whole bunch of other living ...

Sep 02, 2013
4.2 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

Safer shipping with high-tech radar

Traffic volumes are increasing, not only on our roads but also at sea. A new marine radar system with improved antenna technology is set to meet the growing demands of navigation – and protect ships against ...

Sep 02, 2013
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