News tagged with harsh conditions

Water-shedding surfaces can be made to last

Steam condensation is key to the worldwide production of electricity and clean water: It is part of the power cycle that drives 85 percent of all electricity-generating plants and about half of all desalination ...

Sep 20, 2013
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The long winter ahead

Secluded from civilisation and living in a white desert, the crew at the Concordia research base in Antarctica have settled in to their home and are ready for the cold, long winter ahead.

Mar 25, 2013
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Kryptonite for cancer cells

(Phys.org) —Every available cancer drug is susceptible to resistance, according to Mansoor Amiji, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Tumors grow more quickly ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Alphasat experiences heaven on Earth

(Phys.org)—Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe's largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer.

Feb 08, 2013
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