Archive: 07/26/2006

There's a change in rain around desert cities

Urban areas with high concentrations of buildings, roads and other artificial surface soak up heat, lead to warmer surrounding temperatures, and create "urban heat-islands." This increased heat may promote ...

Jul 26, 2006
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Where are the supermassive black holes hiding?

European and American scientists, on a quest to find super-massive black holes hiding in nearby galaxies, have found surprisingly few. Either the black holes are better hidden than scientists realised or they ...

Jul 26, 2006
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The Web: Designing like an expert online

Design and graphics software used to be targeted solely at commercial art professionals -- creative directors at ad agencies and magazine production editors. And, perhaps, rightly so. But the Internet is changing all that, ...

Jul 26, 2006
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Island Universes with a twist

If life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you will get – the Universe, with its immensely large variety of galaxies, must be a real candy store! ESO's Very Large Telescope has taken images ...

Jul 26, 2006
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3-D computer simulation to aid treatment of collapsed lungs

The treatment of premature babies and adults who suffer from Respiratory Distress Syndrome could be boosted by new research at The University of Manchester, as published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

Jul 26, 2006
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Plenty of nothing: A hole new quantum spin

Electronic devices are always shrinking in size but it's hard to imagine anything beating what researchers at the University of New South Wales have created: a tiny wire that doesn't even use electrons to carry a current.

Jul 26, 2006
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Real-time decision-support system can save lives

Making the right decision when you are under pressure can make the difference between success and failure in many safety-critical applications. When you are faced with a major fire for example, it could save ...

Jul 26, 2006
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