News tagged with reflection

Giving fossils a new look

You wouldn’t expect studying fossils to be a part of engineering research, but a team in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is applying computer engineering ingenuity to find a new method for digitizing, ...

dateAug 25, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Habitable zones

(PhysOrg.com) -- The "habitable zone" is the region around a star where a suitable planet could sustain the conditions necessary for life. Most astronomers take it to be the region where the balance between stellar radiation ...

dateAug 22, 2011 in Astronomy
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Alien world is blacker than coal

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet - a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b. Their measurements show that TrES-2b reflects less than one percent of the sunlight falling on ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Efficacy of cool roofs varies from city to city

(PhysOrg.com) -- While cool roofs and pavements have been found to cool the planet by preventing energy from being radiated back into the atmosphere, previous studies have not accounted for atmospheric feedbacks that may ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Environment
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