Archive: 7/02/2011

Orangutan copy cats (w/ Video)

You know the saying "monkey see, monkey do?" How about "orangutan see, orangutan do?" If that holds true, the small orangutan peering over his mother's shoulder in an enclosure at Zoo Atlanta should learn how to get a tasty ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Presence of insect pest discovered in Indonesia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists with a Virginia Tech-led program have discovered the presence of the giant whitefly in western Java, the first known infestation of this pest in Asia. The scientists fear an infestation could cause ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Ecology
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Creating a pure spin current in graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene is a material that has the potential for a number of future applications. Scientists are interested in using graphene for quantum computing and also as a replacement for electronics. However, in ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Nanophysics feature
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Taming carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes have many attractive properties, and their structure and areas of application can be compared with those of graphene, the material for whose discovery the most recent Nobel Prize was awarded. In order to ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Normal air could halve fuel consumption

Every time a car brakes, energy is generated. At present this energy is not used, but new research shows that it is perfectly possible to save it for later use in the form of compressed air. It can then provide extra power ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Engineering
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