Archive: 6/09/2011

Nuclear energy phase-out is possible

Restructuring the energy system without nuclear power by 2050 is in principle technologically possible and economically manageable. However, it will demand a concerted effort by the whole of society. This is the conclusion ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Before DNA: 20th-century forensics

Historians tend to see the birth of DNA fingerprinting in 1985 as a watershed in forensic investigation - the moment that gave birth to the systematic crime scene analysis we associate with TV programmes like CSI today. At ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Other
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( -- A blazar is a galaxy which, like a quasar, has an intensely bright central nucleus containing a supermassive black hole. In a blazar, however, the emitted light sometimes includes extremely high energy gamma ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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1.6 children per woman

For the first time, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research presents corrected birth rates that are considerably higher than the official figures. Researchers also anticipate a reversal in the trend in German childbearing ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Social Sciences
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