Archive: 21/01/2011

Nanoworld in color

Lights off – projector on. Lecture theaters, conference halls and seminar rooms currently have to be darkened if the speaker wants to project a presentation on screen. Unfortunately, the attention of the listeners goes ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Engineering
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Montrealers are feeding fish Prozac

Around one in four Montrealers take some kind of anti-depressant, and according to new research, the drugs are passing into the waterways and affecting fish. The findings are internationally significant as the city's sewage ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Environment
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Could oysters be used to clean up Chesapeake Bay?

Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful algal ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Environment
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Microtechnology: An alignment assignment

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which consist of tiny moving parts driven by electrical signals, have found ready applications in optical communication systems. They are attractive in part because they can be integrated ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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Marine 'dead zones' tracked by new web-based map

New research by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, identifies more than 530 low-oxygen "dead zones" and an additional 228 sites worldwide exhibiting ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Environment
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How to tame hammering droplets

People living in older buildings often hear pounding noises in their plumbing or radiator pipes — it’s a well-known effect called a water hammer, which can occur when a valve is suddenly opened or closed in a pipe ...

dateJan 21, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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