Higher gas prices help reduce emissions

(PhysOrg.com) -- Less driving and greater vehicle fuel economy aren't the only byproducts of higher gas prices—lower carbon dioxide emissions is another benefit, say University of Michigan researchers.

Artificial Leaves Generate Power by Pumping Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Natural leaves constantly lose water through evaporation, as the water in their veins is pumped up to the top of the tree. This process, called transpiration, could also create a mechanical water pump effect ...

Trans-Atlantic Glider Passes Spot Where Predecessor Sank

(PhysOrg.com) -- On July 31, 2009, the submersible robot glider RU27, also known as the Scarlet Knight, passed east of the spot in the Atlantic Ocean where its predecessor, RU17, was lost on Oct. 28, 2008.

Software solution identifies skills gaps in the workplace

(PhysOrg.com) -- Training employees to do their jobs effectively is something many companies would like to - and need to - improve. Now European researchers are developing software tools to ensure skills gaps are identified ...

When Mom Dates, Dad Stops Visiting His Kids

New research from the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that children born outside of marriage are less likely to be visited by their father when the mother is involved in a new romantic relationship. Many children born ...

Future tech on show at 36th SIGGRAPH

(AP) -- If you pull on my ear, will I follow you anywhere? Yes, say researchers at University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo.

What Hit Jupiter?

(PhysOrg.com) -- It began with a furrowed brow, a moment of puzzlement, quickly dismissed.

MIT commercial property price index posts record drop

(PhysOrg.com) -- Transaction prices of commercial property sold by major institutional investors fell by 18 percent in the second quarter of 2009, according to an index developed and published by the MIT Center for Real Estate ...

Higher carbon dioxide may give pines competitive edge

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pine trees grown for 12 years in air one-and-a-half times richer in carbon dioxide than today's levels produced twice as many seeds of at least as good a quality as those growing under normal conditions, ...

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