News tagged with golf

'Tailored' water—the latest in lawn care

In Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and other major cities in New Mexico, nearly every public golf course is now watered with treated municipal wastewater rather than precious potable water supplies. Across the U.S. ...

dateJul 11, 2014 in Environment
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Morphable surfaces could cut air resistance

There is a story about how the modern golf ball, with its dimpled surface, came to be: In the mid-1800s, it is said, new golf balls were smooth, but became dimpled over time as impacts left permanent dents. ...

dateJun 24, 2014 in General Physics
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Health of ecosystems on US golf courses

Currently, there are more than 18,300 golf courses in the U.S. covering over 2.7 million acres. The ecological impacts of golf courses are not always straightforward with popular opinion suggesting that environmentally, ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Ecology
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A new light wave

Hold a magnifying glass over the driveway on a sunny day and it will focus sunlight into a single beam. Hold a prism in front of the window and the light will spread out into a perfect rainbow. Lenses like ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in General Physics
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