Archive: 09/26/2008

Compound could help detect chemical, biological weapons

(PhysOrg.com) -- A light-transmitting compound that could one day be used in high-efficiency fiber optics and in sensors to detect biological and chemical weapons at long distance almost went undiscovered ...

Sep 26, 2008
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Wetlands restoration not a panacea for Louisiana coast

Counting on wetlands restoration projects to protect storm buffeted infrastructure along the Louisiana Coast is likely to be a "losing battle" that provides "false hope" and prevents endangered communities from clearly planning ...

Sep 26, 2008
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Engineer: Head-first slide is quicker

Base running and base stealing would seem to be arts driven solely by a runner's speed, but there's more than mere gristle, bone and lung power to this facet of baseball -- there are lots of mathematics and physics at play.

Sep 26, 2008
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UW science photo takes second in national contest

With a photograph that embodies the unexpected – and sometimes breathtaking – outcomes of science, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Jenna Eun has won second place in the 2008 Science and ...

Sep 26, 2008
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