Archive: 21/06/2013

Vegetation as seen by Suomi NPP

(Phys.org) —Images crafted from a year's worth of data collected by the Suomi NPP satellite provide a vivid depiction of worldwide vegetation. Suomi NPP, short for National Polar-orbiting Partnership, is a partnership between ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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The 3-D printing revolution

"3-D printing"—the popular name for "additive manufacturing"—has been identified as one of the coming cluster of "disruptive" technologies. Expectations are that it will be a way—not the only way—to make all sorts ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Engineering
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A designer enzyme for alternative energy

(Phys.org) —Imagine pulling energy out of thin air. Yi Lu and his colleagues are on that path, in a quest to find alternatives to fossil fuels. The team has designed an enzyme that can harvest the energy of atmospheric ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Gauging the risk of fraud from social media

Are there indicators of whether people present an increased risk of fraudulent behaviour? This is a question that fascinates Dr Maurice van Keulen, a researcher at the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics and Information ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Man's best friend

People have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people. But this natural bonding behaviour is not confined to humans: many animals also seem to need relationships with others of their kind. For domesticated ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Singapore pollution reaches hazardous levels

This week Singapore's pollution standards index (PSI) reached 400, breaking all previous records and prompting government health warnings. A PSI reading above 200 indicates "very unhealthy" air, while a PSI score above 300 ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Environment
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