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Energy innovation into a headwind

The public authorities in Japan are putting all their efforts into establishing a new industry based on floating offshore wind turbines. In Norway we have already developed the technology they need. So researchers ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Physicists study mechanics of 'crackling'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Everywhere around us, things "crackle" -- from Rice Krispies in a puddle of milk, to crumpled pieces of paper, to the Earth's crust from earthquakes. Physics is helping us understand what this familiar noise ...

dateJan 27, 2011 in General Physics
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What causes the northern lights?

If you live in the high latitudes, like Alaska, or New Zealand, you've probably had a chance to see an aurora. Here in Canada, we call them the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis, but the lucky folks ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Space Exploration
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As dust clears, what's next for Sony?

The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Business
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In Curiosity Hacked, children learn to make, not buy

With her right hand, my 8-year-old daughter, Kalian, presses the red-hot soldering iron against the circuit board. With her left hand, she guides a thin, tin wire until it's pressing against both the circuit board and the ...

dateDec 14, 2014 in Other
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Kola fireball meteorites found in Russia

A spectacular fireball that crackled across the sky near the Russia-Finnish border on April 19th this year left more than a bright flash. A team of meteor researchers from Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Space Exploration
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