Archive: 01/30/2008

Squeezed crystals deliver more volts per jolt

A discovery by scientists at the Carnegie Institution has opened the door to a new generation of piezoelectric materials that can convert mechanical strain into electricity and vice versa, potentially cutting costs and boosting ...

dateJan 30, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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Paired earthquakes separated in time and space

Earthquakes occurring at the edges of tectonic plates can trigger events at a distance and much later in time, according to a team of researchers reporting in today's issue of Nature. These doublet earthquakes may hold a ...

dateJan 30, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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New Light on Dark Energy

Astronomers have used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to measure the distribution and motions of thousands of galaxies in the distant Universe. This opens fascinating perspectives to better understand what drives ...

dateJan 30, 2008 in General Physics
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Markets of biodiversity and equity in trade: An illusion?

The Convention on Biological Diversity, adopted at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit of 1992, bore the objective of providing a legal and political framework for the conservation of biodiversity. In order to assess how these ...

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