News tagged with reflection

What percent of Earth is water?

The Earth is often compared to a majestic blue marble, especially by those privileged few who have gazed upon it from orbit. This is due to the prevalence of water on the planet's surface. While water itself is not blue, ...

dateDec 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Blushing dusty nebula

On Earth, we tend to find dust nothing more than a nuisance that blankets our furniture and causes us to sneeze. Cosmic dust can also be a hindrance to astronomers because cameras using visible light cannot see through it. ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Astronomy
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Bright white rooms key to energy savings

Trials testing the effect of interior paints containing titanium dioxide on the energy required to light a room have reconfirmed the naturally occurring oxide's ability to reduce energy consumption and counteract global warming.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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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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