Archive: 28/02/2011

Can marine life adapt to global change?

A team of researchers from the University of Plymouth, the Marine Biological Association of the UK and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory have conducted an exciting new study looking into the potential effect of climate change ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Environment
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Fingerprints of a gold cluster revealed

Nanometre-scale gold particles are currently intensively investigated for possible applications in catalysis, sensing, photonics, biolabelling, drug carriers and molecular electronics. The particles are prepared in a solution ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Materials Science
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Blood pressure management: Sleep on it

A daytime sleep could have cardiovascular benefits according to new research by Ryan Brindle and Sarah Conklin, PhD, from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania in the US. Their study, looking at the effect of a daytime nap on ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Health
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Minimizing communication between cores

In the mid-1990s, Matteo Frigo, a graduate student in the research group of computer-science professor Charles Leiserson (whose work was profiled in the previous installment in this series), developed a parallel version of ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Dutch researchers simulate breaking waves

The SWAN (Simulating WAves Nearshore) wave prediction model developed at TU Delft has been a huge international success for many years. This model predicts the distribution of wave heights close to the shore. It was recently ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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