Archive: 14/05/2008

Chemistry of Airborne Particulate -- Lung Interactions Revealed

Exactly how airborne particulates harm our lungs still puzzles epidemiologists, physicians, environmental scientists, and policy makers. Now California Institute of Technology researchers have found that they act by impairing ...

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Electronic voting system tested by Newcastle University

An electronic vote capture and counting system, designed to overcome the problems which have dogged computerised voting systems throughout the world, notably the touch screen voting machines in the US and pilot schemes run ...

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Finding the right soliton for future networks

European researchers say their study of self-sustaining solitary light wave packets could result in a new generation of computers and optical telecommunications networks. Using light rather than electronic or magnetic devices ...

dateMay 14, 2008 in General Physics
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Window of opportunity for restoring oaks small, new study finds

Communities of Oregon white oak were once widespread in the Pacific Northwest’s western lowlands, but, today, they are in decline. Fire suppression, conifer and invasive plant encroachment, and land use change have resulted ...

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Wandering poles left scars on Europa

Curved features on Jupiter’s moon Europa may indicate that its poles have wandered by almost 90°, report scientists from the Carnegie Institution, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and University of California, Santa Cruz ...

dateMay 14, 2008 in Space Exploration
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