Archive: 27/09/2005

Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source

Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus), a hybrid grass that can grow 13 feet high, may be a valuable renewable fuel source for the future, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say.

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NASA, Industry Partners Complete Tests of Solar Sails

NASA engineers and their industry partners have successfully deployed two 400-square-meter solar sails during ground testing. This is a critical milestone in the development of a unique propulsion technology that uses the ...

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Preserving a 460 year old wreck

An international team of researchers has analysed the sulphur and iron composition in the wooden timbers of the Mary Rose, an English warship wrecked in 1545, which was salvaged two decades ago. The team used synchrotron ...

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Space test for Swiss-designed solar antennas

The rocket's payload will also include a satellite designed and built by students from several European universities, including a group of EPFL students.

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Penn Theorists to Create Optical Circuit Elements

Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have theorized a means of shrinking electronics so they could be run using light instead of electricity. In the search to create faster, smaller and more energy-efficient electronics, ...

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Secrets of the deep may hold key to life on other planets

Extraordinary creatures who inhabit extreme underwater conditions are being investigated by University scientists in a three-year project. These deep-sea communities could reveal an evolutionary history different to anything ...

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