Zoning the ocean may help endangered whales to recover

Scientists in Scotland, Canada and the US have proposed a new method to identify priority areas for whale conservation. The team's findings, published in Animal Conservation, suggest that even small protected areas, identified ...

Handheld Touch Screen Device May Lead to Mobile Fingerprint ID

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation Hostage Rescue Team had a problem -- they needed a small, portable tool to identify fingerprints and faces, but couldn't get anyone interested in building a solution for ...

Biking 2.0: MIT's big wheel in Copenhagen (w/ Video)

Yesterday, Dec. 15, at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change, MIT researchers debuted the Copenhagen Wheel -- a revolutionary new bicycle wheel that not only boosts power, but can keep track of friends, fitness, smog ...

Pre-eruption earthquakes offer clues to volcano forecasters

Like an angry dog, a volcano growls before it bites, shaking the ground and getting "noisy" before erupting. This activity gives scientists an opportunity to study the tumult beneath a volcano and may help them improve the ...

Make your pets a part of your New Year's resolutions

(PhysOrg.com) -- When drawing up a list of New Year's resolutions, be sure to include your pets, says Lorraine Corriveau, a wellness veterinarian at Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Physicists Demystify Utility of Power Factor Correction Devices

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you've seen an Internet ad for capacitor-type power factor correction devices, you might be led to believe that using one can save you money on your residential electricity bill. However, a team including ...

Exploring energy efficiency in multi-scale computing systems

The University of California, San Diego and nine other universities are members of a new research center charged with finding ways to improve the design of computing systems ranging from large data centers to tiny brain sensors. ...

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