Archive: 08/29/2011

A new(ish) star is born

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have uncovered a new stellar neighbour with the discovery of the closest young star to Earth.

dateAug 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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NASA satellite shows a mean Irene's fury

(PhysOrg.com) -- After pounding North Carolina and Virginia on Aug. 27, Hurricane Irene made a second landfall near Little Egg Inlet, N.J., early Sunday morning, Aug. 28, still as a category one hurricane ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Paving the way to greenhouse gas reductions

Concrete is one of the most extensively used materials worldwide -- on average, more than two tons per year of the rock-like stuff is produced for every man, woman and child on Earth, making its use second only to water. ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Environment
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Gymnastics for robots

A current research project of the Austrian Science Fund FWF focuses on the motion safety and efficiency of robots. The objective of the research is to improve the control of robot movements with the help of ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Robotics
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