Archive: 08/25/2010

Measuring the universe

A unique antenna which could help unveil a new window on the universe by observing thousands of gravitational waves should be one of NASA's next space missions according to a group of leading US experts.

Aug 25, 2010
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Controlling insects in stored grain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Aeration -- blowing ambient air through grain storage bins -- has been used for decades to maintain the quality of grain by keeping it cool, as well as to manage stored insect pests. But few ...

Aug 25, 2010
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Creating light sources for nanochips

(PhysOrg.com) -- "One of the most important goals in the optics community is to create and manipulate light on chip," Yinan Zhang tells PhysOrg.com. "This is especially important when it comes to improving the performance of sem ...

Aug 25, 2010 feature
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Are shame and poverty closely linked?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A major international study is to examine whether shame is a key part of the experience of being poor. It will look at whether being poor necessarily results in low self esteem or feelings ...

Aug 25, 2010
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Microbes survive a year and a half in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bacteria collected from rocks taken from the cliffs at the tiny English fishing village of Beer in Devon, have survived on the outside surface of the International Space Station for 553 days. ...

Aug 25, 2010 report
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China's Alibaba buys US software developer Auctiva

The Hong Kong-listed arm of China's e-commerce firm Alibaba said Wednesday it had agreed to buy US software developer Auctiva for an undisclosed sum, accelerating a push into the world's biggest economy.

Aug 25, 2010
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