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Getting bubbles out of fuel pumps

For more than 250 years, researchers have known that under certain conditions vapor bubbles can form in fluids moving swiftly over a surface. These bubbles soon collapse with such great force that they can poke holes in steel ...

Nov 16, 2010
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Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement ...

May 30, 2013
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Easier transition to offshore

Tomorrow's offshore oil will be highly viscous – and it will be a heavy job to bring it ashore. But newly-won knowledge is offering hope for fields that today would have been turned down by the economists.

May 02, 2013
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Portable device detects soil contamination

(Phys.org) -- The RemScan device uses an infrared signal to directly measure petroleum hydrocarbons in soil. The user simply pulls the trigger for a result in 15 seconds. The traditional method for measuring ...

Jul 24, 2012
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