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Extreme weather decides distribution of insects

As climate change is progressing, the temperature of our planet increases. This is particularly important for the large group of animals that are cold-blooded (ectothermic), including insects. Their body ...

dateFeb 20, 2014 in Ecology
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Compromise spirit at climate talks in last days

(AP) -- It may not last, but a spirit of compromise seems to have settled over the annual U.N. climate conference as negotiators enter its final days looking for agreements on secondary tools for coping with ...

dateDec 07, 2010 in Environment
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Image sensors for extreme temperatures

Image sensors which are used as electronic parking aids in cars or for quality control in production systems have to be able to withstand the often very high temperatures that prevail in these environments. ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Engineering
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Models will enable safer deepwater oil production

Rice University researchers are developing a comprehensive model that will predict how brine, oil and gas drawn from ultra-deep wells react to everything encountered on the way up to the surface and to suggest strategies ...

dateApr 01, 2013 in Environment
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J-2X test series proves part integrity

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center gave a key component of the J-2X engine a brisk workout to ensure it can withstand its extreme operating environment. The engine's fuel turbopump first stage ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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