Archive: 09/3/2008

Smoke smudges Mexico City's air, chemists identify sources

Mexico City once topped lists of places with the worst air pollution in the world. Although efforts to curb emissions have improved the situation, tiny particles called aerosols still clog the air. Now, atmospheric ...

dateSep 03, 2008 in
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Safer skies for the flying public

University of Texas professor Constantine Caramanis and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working on a air traffic decision-making system that rapidly adapts its flight recommendations ...

dateSep 03, 2008 in Engineering
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Probably wireless

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) used to detect and report events including hurricanes, earthquakes, and forest fires and for military surveillance and antiterrorist activities are prone to subterfuge. In the International Jo ...

dateSep 03, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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The ATLAS Pixel Detector

With the Large Hadron Collider start-up only weeks away, SLAC researchers working on the LHC are feeling the excitement. SLAC has been involved in designing and building the ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) ...

dateSep 03, 2008 in General Physics
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A little nitrogen can go a long way

With significant increases in the price of fertilizer and grain, site-specific management - especially in variable rate nitrogen application -- can have a significant impact on yield and profitability, as reported in the ...

dateSep 03, 2008 in Environment
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