News tagged with phenomena

Using chaos to model geophysical phenomena

Geophysical phenomena such as the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean circulation are typically modeled mathematically by tracking the motion of air or water particles. These mathematical models define velocity ...

Dec 07, 2010
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Model describes Web page popularity

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do some Web pages become popular? In a recent study, researchers have analyzed Wikipedia articles and a collection of all the Web pages of Chile to better understand the dynamics of online popularity. ...

Oct 20, 2010 feature
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Multiple factors contribute to flooding

Extreme events, such as floods or droughts, are caused by multiple factors - and must therefore be studied from many different perspectives. This is what international experts on water and climate research ...

Sep 27, 2010
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Firefly Satellite to study lightning

Satellites are big. They cost a lot of money. At least that's the impression a couple of University of Maryland-College Park students had when they applied for an internship to help construct a satellite instrument ...

Sep 20, 2010
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Supercomputing on a cell phone

Many engineering disciplines rely on supercomputers to simulate complicated physical phenomena — how cracks form in building materials, for instance, or fluids flow through irregular channels. Now, researchers ...

Sep 07, 2010
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New ways to chart our maritime past

Archaeology has a long-standing tradition in protecting areas on land. But there is little attention to cultural monuments at the sea-shore and under water. To help locating these artifacts, meteorologist ...

Aug 19, 2010
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Court rules against inventors in patent case

(AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday refused to weigh in on whether software, online-shopping techniques and medical diagnostic tests can be patented, saying only that inventors' request for protection of a method of hedging ...

Jun 28, 2010
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