Archive: 5/03/2014

Mineral targeting made easy with database

Finding ways to target mineral deposits in remote and deeply covered areas, such as in WA's often thick regolith cover, has been a major motivating factor in collaborative research between Australian and US scientists.

dateMar 05, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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New fins evolve repeatedly in teleost fishes

Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial. However, a new study analyzing ...

dateMar 05, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Super-resolution laser machining possible

A newly discovered natural phenomenon shows that light could be used to pick apart a substance atom by atom, with new avenues for nano-scale diamond devices, as identified this week by Australian researchers in Nature Communications.

dateMar 05, 2014 in General Physics
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Smart grid for electric vehicle fleet

Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany's largest charging station.

dateMar 05, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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