Archive: 21/11/2008

Opening the door to Europe's archives

( -- Historical archives can be difficult to search, especially when relevant documents are held by institutions in different countries. A European project has shown how a single online portal with a simple graphical ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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Samsung Now Producing 256GB Solid State Drives

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. With the addition of the high-speed 256GB drive, Samsung now offers the most ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Hardware
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Beta Pictoris planet finally imaged?

( -- The hot star Beta Pictoris is one of the best-known examples of stars surrounded by a dusty 'debris' disc. Debris discs are composed of dust resulting from collisions among larger bodies like planetary embryos ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in Astronomy
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Rice: From genes to farmers' fields

"Waterproof" versions of popular varieties of rice, which can withstand 2 weeks of complete submergence, have passed tests in farmers' fields with flying colors. Several of these varieties are now close to official release ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in
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Putting an end to turbulence

When a flow reaches a certain speed, things get turbulent: The fluid or the gas no longer flows in an orderly fashion but whirls around wildly. However, in contrast to what researchers assumed until now, this state is not ...

dateNov 21, 2008 in General Physics
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