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Novel in-motion train weighing system

Weighing loads exceeding 20 tons - such as trucks or trains - while in motion is no mean feat. French engineers from the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan have developed a novel weighing technology using ...

Apr 12, 2011
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Chilly times for Chinese dinosaurs

Dinosaurs did not always enjoy mild climates. New findings show that during part of the Early Cretaceous, north-east China had a temperate climate with harsh winters. They explain the abundance of feathered ...

Mar 11, 2011
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Magma chambers awake sooner than thought

Until now it was thought that once a volcano's magma chamber had cooled down it remained dormant for centuries before it could be remobilized by fresh magma. A theoretical model developed by Alain Burgisser of the Orléans ...

Mar 07, 2011
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A molecular motor design breakthrough

French researchers from CNRS and the Universite de Bordeaux, in collaboration with a Chinese team , have developed the first molecular piston capable of self-assembly. Their research represents a significant technological ...

Mar 04, 2011
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CO2 exacerbates oxygen toxicity

French research team at the Laboratoire de Chimie Bacterienne has demonstrated that carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a role in the formation of oxidative damage in vivo. Under conditions of oxidative stress, certain types of damage ( ...

Mar 02, 2011
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