Archive: 02/6/2012

Toward a global microwave standard

Much of what is known about decadal climate change – and much of what appears on the evening weather forecast as well – comes from satellite-based remote sensing of microwave radiation at different ...

Feb 06, 2012
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Want consensus? Look to fish

(PhysOrg.com) -- A flock of birds. A school of fish. An army of ants. Glance at these groupings and they appear to move in unison effortlessly. Take a closer look and you’ll see an intricate symphony ...

Feb 06, 2012
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Climate risk of toxic shock

The effects of climate change could expose Australians to greater risks from toxic contamination, a leading scientist has warned.

Feb 06, 2012
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Children can learn arithmetic faster and better

During the first two years of primary education children can learn to do arithmetic faster and better with the help of a more systematically structured educational programme. For older children, teaching arithmetic with the ...

Feb 06, 2012
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A quantum connection between light and motion

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists have demonstrated a system in which light is used to control the motion of an object that is large enough to be seen with the naked eye at the level where quantum mechanics governs ...

Feb 06, 2012
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Quantum biology and Ockham's razor

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a paper just published in Nature Chemistry, a team of University of Bristol scientists explores whether new models or concepts are needed to tackle one of the 'grand challenges' of che ...

Feb 06, 2012
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Outrage over Steve Jobs angel in Taiwan ad

A Taiwanese television commercial featuring a Steve Jobs look-alike angel complete with white wings and a halo has caused uproar, with critics saying it is disrespectful towards Apple's late founder.

Feb 06, 2012
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