Archive: 29/11/2013

Hydrogen could save regional railways

There is increasing talk of electrification of the UK's railway network. But electrification is an expensive business, requiring much new hardware including masts, wiring, substations and so on. Such an investment can be ...

dateNov 29, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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In HG Wells' 'The War of the Worlds', the invading Martians were beaten by that most unassuming of combatants – the common cold. Could the reverse happen and alien viruses pose a threat to human astronauts when they land ...

dateNov 29, 2013 in Space Exploration
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How computers changed chess

For his precocity, newly crowned World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was named "The Mozart of chess". For his tenacity and comfort with long games he was dubbed "The Nadal of chess". More prosaically, the BBC called him "The ...

dateNov 29, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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