Probing Question: Are today's nuclear power plants safe?

Burning fossil fuels to make electricity releases many tons of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. Today, as the United States and other nations search for "greener" ways of generating energy, nuclear ...

Camping on the Moon Will Be One Far Out Experience

If Earth had a mountain so incredibly high that its peak poked through the outermost layer of our atmosphere, mountain climbers smart enough and hardy enough to reach the top would have some idea what it will be like to be ...

Surround sound on the move

Surround sound gives you the feeling of being right in the middle of the action. Until now, it took massive data packets to achieve the ultimate sound experience. But at CeBIT, which will take place from March 15 to 21, Fraunhofer ...

Samsung Speeds Up World's Fastest Graphics Memory

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has increased the data transfer speed of the world’s fastest graphics memory -- GDDR4 (series four of graphics double-data-rate memory) -- by two-thirds. Graphics memory processes ...

Opportunity Continues To Characterize Crater

Opportunity is healthy and is currently driving on the promontory "Cabo Corrientes" where its cameras imaged the north face of "Bahia Blanca" cliff walls. The rover is currently driving to another spot in order to image "Cape ...

India, China's AC prompts ozone worries

The growing popularity of air conditioning in India and southern China has some scientists worried about the impact on the ozone layer.

No Safe Place

Imagine hiking across Antarctica, through ice, cold and bitter wind, enduring months of hardship, and finally arriving at the doorstep of the South Pole itself. At that moment you get hit by a Sahara sandstorm.

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