Archive: 07/3/2012

Green roof design may help control urban runoff

(Phys.org) -- A research team in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech has released early results of an experimental study testing the effects of green roofs on controlling urban runoff. ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Environment
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Zooming in on single cells

(Phys.org) -- Last fall, assistant professor of chemistry Long Cai received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Now, just nine months later, Cai has published the first results ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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When the world ended in ice

(Phys.org) -- A mile or so of glacial ice covering much of North America and plowing down from the north once terminated in the New York metropolitan area, at a front stretching roughly from exit ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Gaia checks out of antenna testing

(Phys.org) -- Entombed by the distinctive foam pyramids typical of test chambers, the main antenna of the Gaia billion-star surveyor has been put through its paces ahead of launch next year.

dateJul 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Book details a new model for sharing water

From the American Southwest to the Middle East, water is a highly contested resource: Many neighboring nations, and several states in the United States, have fought decades-long battles to control water supplies. ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Environment
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Not all animal traps are equal

(Phys.org) -- Large differences in the performance of spring traps used to kill mice, rats and moles, indicate considerable scope for improving the humaneness of such traps, and suggest that incentives are ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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