Archive: 28/02/2012

The great gravity showdown

During the week of February 6-10, 2012, some extremely weighty matters were in progress at NIST’s non-magnetic facility, where PML researchers hosted an international gravimeter shoot-out with potentially momentous consequences ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in General Physics
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Dinosaur forests mapped

The first detailed maps of the Earth's forests at the time of the dinosaurs have been drawn up. The patterns of vegetation, together with information about the rate of tree growth, support the idea that the Earth was stifling ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Playful learning inside a sqaure

Thanks to the work of Fraunhofer researchers, keeping mentally and physically fit at any age is now child’s play – literally. Dubbed “HOPSCOTCH,” the interactive learning system is designed to be more ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Engineering
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