Managing Pacific Northwest dams for a changing climate

Civil engineers at the University of Washington and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Seattle office have taken a first look at how dams in the Columbia River basin, the nation's largest hydropower system, could be managed ...

Tropical Storm Magda puts North Western Australian on alert

An area of low pressure in the Southern Indian Ocean, located close to Australia's northwestern coast was being watched for development yesterday. This morning it exploded into Tropical Storm Madga. NASA's Tropical Rainfall ...

Explained: Gallager codes

In the 1948 paper that created the field of information theory, MIT grad (and future professor) Claude Shannon threw down the gauntlet to future generations of researchers. In those predigital days, communications channels ...

Russian firm to produce cheap electric cars

A Russian auto company, Yarovit-Motors, said Thursday it was preparing to launch a project to produce low-cost electric cars with funding from one of the country's biggest tycoons.

Kindle beefs up for what Apple has in store

Amazon on Thursday further bolstered the defenses of its popular Kindle electronic readers in apparent anticipation of Apple unveiling a hot new tablet computer next week.

Making Braille music universally accessible

(PhysOrg.com) -- Blind musicians have had restricted access to scores due to the scarcity and limitations of Braille transcriptions. A new European system makes music for the blind more available and far easier to use.

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