Archive: 10/7/2013

Policy study weighs up water catchment uses

A national methodology for protecting the sources of drinking water – while accounting for recreational needs in surface water catchments – is being developed by Edith Cowan University researchers.

Oct 07, 2013
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Runaway binary stars

CfA astronomers made a remarkable and fortuitous discovery in 2005: an extremely fast moving star, clocked going over three million kilometers an hour. It appears to have been ejected from the vicinity of ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Enzyme catalysis unravelled in new research

(Phys.org) —New research by the School of Chemistry has significantly advanced our understanding of how enzymes (proteins) increase the rate of chemical reaction. Now potentially able to achieve greater ...

Oct 07, 2013
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The key to the treasure in wood

(Phys.org) —In future, it could be easier to break down wood, as a source of raw materials, into its constituent parts. Chemists at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr have ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Researchers use science to predict success

We all want to know the secret to success and physicists are no different. Like the rest of the academic community, physicists rely on various quantitative factors to determine whether a researcher will enjoy ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Salt-tolerant bacteria improve crop yields

Uzbek microbiologist Dilfuza Egamberdieva, group leader at the National University of Uzbekistan, at Tashkent, has isolated salt-tolerant bacterial strains that live in salt-degraded soils, where they help the rooting process ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Precarious employment on the rise

Ontario's economy, and its traditional economic stronghold in the Toronto region, are slowly returning to pre-recessionary levels of employment. Yet there has been growing concern about the kinds of jobs the economy is creating. ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Top banks launch integrated messenger service

Leading banks have teamed up with financial data provider Thomson Reuters to launch a shared messenger service to facilitate communication between traders, British information services company Markit announced ...

Oct 07, 2013
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'White graphene' halts rust in high temps

(Phys.org) —Atomically thin sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) have the handy benefit of protecting what's underneath from oxidizing even at very high temperatures, Rice University researchers have ...

Oct 07, 2013
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