Archive: 11/21/2008

Opening the door to Europe's archives

(PhysOrg.com) -- Historical archives can be difficult to search, especially when relevant documents are held by institutions in different countries. A European project has shown how a single online portal with a simple graphical ...

Nov 21, 2008
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Samsung Now Producing 256GB Solid State Drives

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. With the addition of the high-speed 256GB drive, Samsung now ...

Nov 21, 2008
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Beta Pictoris planet finally imaged?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The hot star Beta Pictoris is one of the best-known examples of stars surrounded by a dusty 'debris' disc. Debris discs are composed of dust resulting from collisions among larger bodies like ...

Nov 21, 2008
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Rice: From genes to farmers' fields

"Waterproof" versions of popular varieties of rice, which can withstand 2 weeks of complete submergence, have passed tests in farmers' fields with flying colors. Several of these varieties are now close to official release ...

Nov 21, 2008
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Putting an end to turbulence

When a flow reaches a certain speed, things get turbulent: The fluid or the gas no longer flows in an orderly fashion but whirls around wildly. However, in contrast to what researchers assumed until now, this ...

Nov 21, 2008
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