Archive: 10/29/2010

Understanding coronal mass ejections

(PhysOrg.com) -- The corona of the sun is the hot (over a million kelvin), gaseous outer region of its atmosphere. The corona is threaded by intense magnetic fields that extend upwards from the surface in ...

Oct 29, 2010
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EU sticks to 20-percent carbon cuts

The European Union on Friday gave notice it was not prepared to go beyond a planned 20-percent cut in greenhouse-gas emissions ahead of next month's UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico.

Oct 29, 2010
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Raising giant insects to unravel ancient oxygen

The giant dragonflies of ancient Earth with wingspans of up to 70 centimeters (28 inches) are generally attributed to higher oxygen atmospheric levels in the atmosphere in the past. New experiments in raising modern insects ...

Oct 29, 2010
4.5 / 5 (15) 7 | with audio podcast

NVIDIA GPUs power world's fastest supercomputer

(PhysOrg.com) -- NVIDIA has built the worldэs fastest supercomputer using 7,000 of its graphics processor chips. With a horsepower equivalent to 175,000 laptop computers, its sustained performance is ...

Oct 29, 2010 weblog
4.8 / 5 (29) 9 | with audio podcast