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Coastal storms have long-reaching effects, study says

Coastal storms are known to cause serious damage along the shoreline, but they also cause significant disruption of the deep-sea ecosystem as well, according to a study of extreme coastal storms in the Western Mediterranean ...

Jan 25, 2012
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The shadows in a city reveal its energy flow

Researchers at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Spain) have created "shadow models" and a type of software that calculates the amount of solar radiation that reaches streets and buildings in high resolution. ...

Nov 28, 2011
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Mapping the formation of an underwater volcano

On Oct. 9 an underwater volcano started to emerge in waters off El Hierro Island in the Canaries, Spain. Researchers of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO, Ministry of Science and Innovation) only needed 15 days to ...

Oct 28, 2011
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The Murcian flower has been 'revived' after 100 years

The species of legume known as 'Tallante's chickpea', which has not been seen for nearly a century, has finally been studied in detail. The species is thought to be in critical danger of extinction given that ...

Oct 13, 2011
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Oranges and mandarins are inspected using artificial vision

Scientists at the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA, Spain) have created a machine that detects and separates rotten oranges, another that classifies mandarin segments according to their quality and another that ...

Oct 11, 2011
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