Archive: 4/03/2011

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Nuclear reactor technology research dwindled away when nuclear power fell out of favor several decades ago. Renewed interest in fission-based energy means knowledge gained in past research is relevant again.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Environmental impact of animal waste

North and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state's gross farm receipts. The presence ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Environment
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Sharks get protection in Marshall Islands

The US territory of the Marshall Islands has placed a moratorium on the trade and export of shark fins, a report said Friday, the latest in a trend across the Pacific Ocean.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Ecology
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Japan to launch 'Hayabusa' bullet train

Japan's latest bullet train, the thin-nosed "Hayabusa" or Falcon, will make its 300 kilometre per hour (186 mph) debut Saturday, boasting a luxury carriage modelled on airline business class.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Engineering
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New measurement into biological polymer networks

( -- The development of a new measurement technology under a research project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation is probing the structure of composite and ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Biochemistry
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An Exoplanet with a Potassium-Rich Atmosphere

( -- A hot Jupiter - a type of celestial object unknown only fifteen years ago - is a Jupiter-sized exoplanet orbiting so close to its host star that its atmospheric temperature is thought to be hundreds of degrees ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Microsoft to release a tablet OS in 2012

( -- Microsoft has finally decided to join the tablet OS market. Following in the grand tradition of Kinect (motion controls for video games, which came out after the Nintendo Wii sported them) and Zune (MP3 players, ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Software weblog
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