Archive: 01/7/2009

Tilting at wind farms

A way to make wind power smoother and more efficient that exploits the inertia of a wind turbine rotor could help solve the problem of wind speed variation, according to research published in the International Journal of ...

Jan 07, 2009 4.9 / 5 (11) 4

P2P traffic control

Could a concept from information technology familiar to online file sharers be exploited to reduce road congestion and even traffic accidents? That is the question answered in the affirmative by researchers in California, ...

Jan 07, 2009 4.3 / 5 (3) 2

Polarized light pollution leads animals astray

Human-made light sources can alter natural light cycles, causing animals that rely on light cues to make mistakes when moving through their environment. In the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a coll ...

Jan 07, 2009 3.8 / 5 (4) 0