Archive: 5/07/2007

Economical and cleaner cars with lean-burn catalytic converter

Dutch researcher Karen Scholz has taken a careful look at the properties of a new type of catalytic converter found in cars. For this so-called NOx Storage Reduction (NSR) catalytic converter the fuel is alternately combusted ...

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Friendly young people in particular drink under pressure

Men, extrovert people and those with positive expectations regarding alcohol use drink more than others, says Dutch psychologist Sander Bot. The amount a young person drinks is largely determined by how much others in the ...

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Scientists to sequence Eucalyptus genome

An ambitious international effort has been launched today to decode the genome of Eucalyptus, one of the world’s most valuable fibre and paper-producing trees.

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Coaching computer canines in clambering

The mutts are metal, the size of toy poodles, with four pointy feet ending in little balls. They need to learn how to make their way on those little feet across a treacherous terrain of broken rocks. University of Southern ...

dateJul 05, 2007 in Engineering
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Exercise in elderly proven to improve quality of life

A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society compares the efficacy of three programs designed for reducing falls and improving quality-of-life among the elderly; education, home safety assessment ...

dateJul 05, 2007 in Health
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