Archive: 11/21/2011

Hydrodynamics of writing with ink

For millennia, writing has been the preferred way to convey information and knowledge from one generation to another. We first developed the ability to write on clay tablets with a point, and then settled ...

Nov 21, 2011
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A new model for understanding biodiversity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Animals like foxes and raccoons are highly adaptable. They move around and eat everything from insects to eggs. They and other "generalist feeders" like them may also be crucial to sustaining ...

Nov 21, 2011
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Pakistan delays ban on 'obscene' text messages

Pakistan's mobile operators on Monday deferred implementing a ban on nearly 1,700 "obscene" words from text messages, saying they were seeking further clarification from the telecoms authority.

Nov 21, 2011
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Carbon nanotube forest camouflages 3-D objects

Carbon nanotubes, tiny cylinders composed of one-atom-thick carbon lattices, have gained fame as one of the strongest materials known to science. Now a group of researchers from the University of Michigan ...

Nov 21, 2011
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Mechanism of wine swirling explained

Wine drinkers know that swirling a good vintage around in a glass aerates the wine and releases its bouquet. Just how the process – known as "orbital shaking" – works, however, has been something ...

Nov 21, 2011
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