Archive: 26/04/2013

This spot on Mercury (almost) never goes dark

Mercury, traveling in its 88-day-long orbit around the Sun with basically zero axial tilt, has many craters at its poles whose insides literally never see the light of day. These permanently-shadowed locations have been found ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Space Exploration
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DIY water treatment system

( —A low-cost wastewater treatment system built entirely with recycled materials and parts from hardware shops will help transfer Australian expertise to classrooms in Tunisia.

dateApr 26, 2013 in Engineering
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Fair-weather clouds hold dirty secret

( —Their fluffy appearance is deceiving. Fair-weather clouds have a darker side, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fair-weather cumulus clouds contain an increasing amount of droplets ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Military grooms new officers for war in cyberspace

The U.S. service academies are ramping up efforts to groom a new breed of cyberspace warriors to confront increasing threats to the nation's military and civilian computer networks that control everything from electrical ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Internet
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