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Five myths about diesel engines

(PhysOrg.com) -- Diesel engines, long confined to trucks and ships, are garnering more interest for their fuel efficiency and reduced carbon dioxide emissions, relative to gasoline engines. Argonne mechanical ...

Jun 14, 2011
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Refining atmospheric climate models

(PhysOrg.com) -- A long, frustrating search for the source of "extra" aerosols seen in field experiments but not in models might have come to an end when scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

Feb 01, 2011
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China launches hourly air quality data index

China has started publishing hourly air-quality information for major cities across the country as the world's top source of greenhouse gas emissions tries to rein in its notorious pollution.

Nov 26, 2010
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Living under a flight path increases heart attack risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research in Switzerland suggests the risk of dying from a heart attack is greater for people exposed to the noise of aircraft flying overhead. The study included data on 4.6 million adults ...

Oct 12, 2010 report
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Where There's Smoke ...

(PhysOrg.com) -- Native Americans used smoke signals to indicate danger, and a white plume is sent up by the Vatican when a new Pope is chosen. Now, a new research project by Tel Aviv University researchers ...

Apr 22, 2010
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