Archive: 08/31/2010

Goodbye to cold nights

Given the impact of climatic extremes on agriculture and health in Spain, researchers at the University of Salamanca (USAL) have analysed the two factors most representative of these thermal extremes between 1950 and 2006 ...

Aug 31, 2010
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Reading Arabic isn't easy

A series of studies published in Neuropsychology has shown that because of the visual complexity of Arabic orthography, the brain's right hemisphere is not involved in decoding the text in the first stages of learning to rea ...

Aug 31, 2010
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Cleaning the Chesapeake Bay from space

(PhysOrg.com) -- A pilot test of an innovative use of new remote sensing technologies to aid the Chesapeake Bay cleanup begins this year in Talbot County, Md., on the Bay's Eastern Shore.

Aug 31, 2010
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Back seat less safe: Australian study

Adults who ride in the back of new cars are at higher risk of serious injury during an accident than those in the front seat, new research has found.

Aug 31, 2010
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Tiny rulers to measure nanoscale structures

With the advent of nanometer-sized machines, there is considerable demand for stable, precise tools to measure absolute distances and distance changes. One way to do this is with a plasmon ruler. In physics ...

Aug 31, 2010
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