Archive: 28/09/2009

Weathering System Cuts Product Testing Time

( -- Engineers design a new auto paint, a better solar device or a sturdier vinyl siding. But how can they know if the new products deserve a five-year, 10-year or 30-year warranty? Better a leap in technology ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Engineering
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Reclaimed Riddle

( -- It was the "yuck factor" of reclaimed water that got Karyna Rosario thinking. As communities increasingly turn to reclaimed water as a source for irrigation - and some communities consider using it for drinking ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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How Did Evolution Begin?

( -- Life's ability to replicate itself is essential for evolution, yet even the simplest kind of replication requires a relatively complex system. So what kind of non-replicating system might have served as the ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Biochemistry feature
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Software that gets reduced, reused, recycled

( -- Service-centric software engineering is the latest paradigm in computing, and European researchers have developed a platform they believe will launch the concept into the business world.

dateSep 28, 2009 in Software
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Lab-grade economics

( -- Can economists conduct studies with solid scientific foundations? MIT's Joshua Angrist explains how to carry out 'natural experiments' with numbers.

dateSep 28, 2009 in Economics & Business
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Study Shows Atlanta Kills Off Start-Up Companies

( -- Atlanta is poised to become the nation’s poster child for how to kill off a burgeoning industry. A new study by professors at Georgia Tech reveals that the city’s reputation as a high technology center ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Business
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