Archive: 07/30/2009

Groups See Sun Darken

Two MIT Alumni Association groups led by MIT professors were rewarded with clear skies - just barely - for the total eclipse of the sun on July 22, possibly the most-watched eclipse in history. The eclipse ...

Jul 30, 2009
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What makes a hero?

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research at Newcastle University shows that it's not enough to be noble and do a courageous act to be considered a hero. Studying the reactions of the public to five tales of heroism, researchers at Newcastle ...

Jul 30, 2009
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Membrane breaks through performance barrier

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers have developed a new method for creating high-performance membranes from crystal sieves called zeolites; the method could increase the energy efficiency of chemical separations up ...

Jul 30, 2009
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Algebra adds value to mathematical biology education

As mathematics continues to become an increasingly important component in undergraduate biology programs, a more comprehensive understanding of the use of algebraic models is needed by the next generation of biologists to ...

Jul 30, 2009
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