Archive: 07/7/2011

Chesapeake Bay pesticides: Some diminish, some persist

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are identifying factors that influence pesticide levels in the Chesapeake Bay airshed, including traces of "legacy" pesticides that still linger even though they are ...

Jul 07, 2011
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Chicks dig certain types of music

(PhysOrg.com) -- What accounts for the sounds we like to hear? Is it something about the properties of our auditory systems or brains? Or are such tastes learned? Two-month-old human infants show a preference for consonant, ...

Jul 07, 2011
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A new way to build nanostructures

The making of three-dimensional nanostructured materials -- ones that have distinctive shapes and structures at scales of a few billionths of a meter -- has become a fertile area of research, producing materials ...

Jul 07, 2011
5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

Double solar world record

(PhysOrg.com) -- A world record double by UNSW solar cell researchers promises to make solar power more affordable, with world-beating new technology delivering substantial efficiency gains at minimal extra ...

Jul 07, 2011
4.2 / 5 (15) 24 | with audio podcast

Apple fires back in patent war with Samsung

Apple escalated its legal fight with Samsung by asking the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to block imports of some of the South Korean firm's smartphones and tablet computers.

Jul 07, 2011
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