Archive: 23/11/2010

Underwater robots on course to the deep sea

Robots do not have to breathe. For this reason they can dive longer than any human. Equipped with the necessary sensor technology they inspect docks or venture down to the ocean floor to search for raw materials. At present, ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Engineering
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Extending the life of oil reserves

A research team led by the University of Bristol has used STFC's ISIS Neutron Source to come up with a new way to treat carbon dioxide (CO2), so that it can be used in efficient and environmentally friendly methods for extracting ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Other
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California's controlled fires boost biodiversity

In certain ecosystems, such as the mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada region of the western United States, fires are a natural and essential occurrence for maintaining forest health. However, for many decades, resource ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Ecology
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Ask the Eucalyptus connoisseurs

Koalas may be the pickiest marsupials around: They evolved to feed almost exclusively on the leaves of Eucalyptus trees, and they are highly selective when it comes to which species and even which individual trees they visit. ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Ecology
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