Archive: 04/20/2012

Researchers develop method to fingerprint air pollution

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) collected emissions samples from several power plant stacks in the United States and developed a unique method for detecting ...

Apr 20, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

New motor can cut space exploration costs

(Phys.org) -- A European team of researchers led by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland has developed a prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will enable small ...

Apr 20, 2012
3.9 / 5 (21) 13 | with audio podcast

In a small-device world, bigger may still be better

In the early days, standard computers could be as large as a single story house. Over the last several decades, many development efforts have focused on shrinking them for use in the home and eventually anywhere in the world ...

Apr 20, 2012
4.4 / 5 (5) 2 | with audio podcast

Scanning the brain for impending error

(Phys.org) -- UA computer science doctoral student Federico Cirett is using new technology to predict, in advance, when people will make a mistake. He's been testing subjects taking the SAT exam in math.

Apr 20, 2012
not rated yet 0

Earth's sister in the crosshairs

Earth’s sister is out there, somewhere, and scientists searching for planets that may support life believe they are closing in on finding just that.

Apr 20, 2012
not rated yet 11

Neutrinos put cosmic ray theory on ice

(Phys.org) -- A telescope buried beneath the South Pole has failed to find any neutrinos accompanying exploding fireballs in space, undermining a leading theory of how cosmic rays are born.

Apr 20, 2012
4.5 / 5 (4) 11 | with audio podcast

Pinpointing how antibiotics work

Penicillin and other antibiotics have revolutionized medicine, turning once-deadly diseases into easily treatable ailments. However, while antibiotics have been in use for more than 70 years, the exact mechanism ...

Apr 20, 2012
4.3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

A free product to measure carbon footprint

MiserWare, a spin-off company of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, is launching a free product that allows companies or individuals to measure their carbon footprint in terms of total power usage.

Apr 20, 2012
not rated yet 0
  • Pages: 1 2 3 4