Archive: 12/7/2011

Cambodia opens controversial mega-dam

Energy-starved Cambodia on Wednesday opened the country's largest hydropower dam to date, a multi-million dollar Chinese-funded project that has attracted criticism from environmental groups.

Dec 07, 2011
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Avatars develop real world skills

New research suggests that far from disengaging young people from real life, virtual worlds can provide unique environments that can help them learn and negotiate new situations.

Dec 07, 2011
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Superhard carbon material could crack diamond

(PhysOrg.com) -- By applying extreme pressure to compress and flatten carbon nanotubes, scientists have discovered that they can create a new carbon polymer that simulations show is hard enough to crack diamond. ...

Dec 07, 2011 feature
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