News tagged with humidity

Spider webs yield clues to stickier glues

Spider webs are notoriously sticky. Although they only take a second to swat down, shaking them off your hands can be an exercise in frustration. But that stubborn tackiness could come in handy when designing smart synthetic ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Materials Science
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Fireworks are fun but can reduce visibility

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered that there is a sharp reduction in visibility caused by fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes' night. They found that visibility was further decreased when the relative ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Environment
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How the legs of water striders repel water

(—Materials scientists study biology at nanoscale in order to incorporate mechanical solutions to problems that have already been resolved by evolution. This biomimicry is evident in much recent technology, including ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in General Physics report
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Using drones for better crops

A study carried out by researchers from Robotics and Cybernetics Research Group (RobCib) at Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR) has used a drone to measure the temperature, humidity, luminosity and carbon dioxide concentration ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Engineering
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