Archive: 09/29/2011

China web users top 500 million

China's online population -- the largest in the world -- has topped half a billion, the state Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing a senior official.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Internet
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A new leaf turns in carbon science

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new insight into global photosynthesis, the chemical process governing how ocean and land plants absorb and release carbon dioxide, has been revealed in research that will assist scientists ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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On the trail of new planets

(PhysOrg.com) -- A project in which volunteers hunt online for new planets NASA may have missed is publishing its first results which show some remarkable finds.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Laser polishes components to a high-gloss finish

At present, components used in areas such as tool and die making generally have to be painstakingly polished by hand – but a recently developed automated process could soon offer a much faster solution. From November ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Engineering
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Silicon ink is spot on, NREL experiments show

Ink can cause a mess, but the Silicon Ink developed by Innovalight behaves itself so well that when it is added to a solar cell it doesn't clump or spill, instead it boosts the cell's power by a startling, ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Engineering
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Divorce is Costly for Women

From supermarket tabloids to the New York Times, the financial costs of divorcing are widely publicized with every celebrity split-up. Now a scholarly study has documented divorce’s significant impact on women’s ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Social Sciences
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