Archive: 21/05/2008

Researcher strives for watershed moment

According to the World Health Organization, water scarcity affects four out of every 10 people around the world and population growth, urbanization and increased domestic and industrial water use are making the problem worse. ...

dateMay 21, 2008 in Environment
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Twinkle, twinkle, any star - Sun not so special

ANU astronomers have found there is nothing special about the Sun after conducting the most comprehensive comparison of it with other stars – adding weight to the idea that life could be common in the universe.

dateMay 21, 2008 in Astronomy
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The very model of a modern transistor

New models of how two types of power transistors perform will result in more efficient smart electrical circuits, making such technologies as cars and home appliances more reliable and environmentally friendly.

dateMay 21, 2008 in Engineering
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Modeling how we see natural scenes

Sophisticated mathematical modeling methods and a “CatCam” that captures feline-centric video of a forest are two elements of a new effort to explain how the brain’s visual circuitry processes real scenes. The new model ...

dateMay 21, 2008 in Medical research
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