Archive: 05/20/2013

Daylight Saving Time spurs drop in crime rate

(Phys.org) —Researchers are no longer in the dark about when criminals are most likely to attack. William & Mary economist Nicholas Sanders teamed up with the University of Virginia's Jennifer Doleac to study the connection ...

May 20, 2013
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Engineers' nanoantennas improve infrared sensing

(Phys.org) —A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared ...

May 20, 2013
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Big pig poo problem solved

An Australian led-project to turn 1.4 million tonnes of Chinese pig poo into alternative energy and fertiliser has been hailed in a national science award.

May 20, 2013
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Cracking the ice code

(Phys.org) —What happened the last time a vegetated Earth shifted from an extremely cold climate to desert-like conditions? And what does it tell us about climate change today?

May 20, 2013
3.8 / 5 (8) 2 | with audio podcast