News tagged with system

Human ancestors had tentacles

The famous Vitruvian Man drawn by Leonardo da Vinci pictures the canon of human proportions. However, humans didn't become bilaterally symmetric suddenly. There are two main points of view on the last common ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Innovation boosts Wi-Fi bandwidth tenfold

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information.

dateApr 20, 2015 in Telecom
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In the realm of eternal ice

On 6 November 2010, the light of the star known as NOMAD1 0856-0015072 in the Cetus constellation dimmed. What had happened? A dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system had moved in front of the distant ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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First exoplanet visible light spectrum

Astronomers using the HARPS planet-hunting machine at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile have made the first-ever direct detection of the spectrum of visible light reflected off an exoplanet. These observations ...

dateApr 22, 2015 in Astronomy
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Holistic soil to boost productivity

Western Australia has launched Soil Constraints – West, a flagship initiative bringing together research on a range of farming problems that limit agricultural production.

dateApr 24, 2015 in Environment
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