Archive: 08/27/2009

Critter control, au natural

(PhysOrg.com) -- It’s surprising how much havoc the tiny termite can wreak. Each year infestations of these insects cause an estimated $30 billion in damage to buildings and crops nationwide. Historically, ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Other
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A Real Dracula Story

Research, discovery and publishing in a prestigious journal are not as easy as 1-2-3. However, an outstanding mentor and a well-equipped lab made this feat possible for doctoral student Fei Jiang.

dateAug 27, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tighter oversight on border laptop searches

(AP) -- The Obama administration on Thursday put new restrictions on searches of laptops at U.S. borders to address concerns that federal agents have been rummaging through travelers' personal information.

dateAug 27, 2009 in Other
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Large Area Telescope First Year Data Released

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ever since the Large Area Telescope launched aboard the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in June 2008, the LAT team has been analyzing data, searching for answers to some of the most pressing ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Astronomy
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Scalable Energy Efficient Data Centers

(PhysOrg.com) -- To protect their systems from network failures and to make sure that their data is delivered as fast as possible, popular services such as Google may replicate their data centers on multiple ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Engineering
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