Archive: 1/12/2010

Inside the minds of humans and other animals

Plants don't think – but animals do. The difference between the thoughts of humans and the thoughts of other animals – and whether we will ever be able to find out exactly what they are - will be the topic of a ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Other
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Keeping your water safe

Although drinking water is monitored more strictly than almost anything, our water supply network is still not immune to accidents, wear and tear or targeted attacks. A one-minute warning system for toxins and other substances ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Engineering
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Predicting motions and sounds of the ocean

Ocean variability -- the perpetual changing of currents, temperatures, salinity and the contours of the seafloor -- alters the way sound travels through the water. A new analysis of how this variability affects sound waves ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Asia home to glacier melt, human vulnerabilities

A new report prepared by scientists from the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland, provides recommendations on how to integrate scientific ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Environment
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Formic acid in the engine (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Do ants hold the key to the fuel of the future? Formic acid provides more efficient and safer storage of hydrogen. It is an ideal way to store energy from renewable sources or to power 21st century cars.

dateDec 01, 2010 in Materials Science
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Governments worldwide censor Web content: study

Where you live in the world largely determines how freely you can access the internet. The level of cyber censorship in different countries around the world is directly related to how authoritarian the governing regime is, ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Internet
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