Archive: 31/08/2010

Thinnest eggs belonged to largest Moas

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a detailed online study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 30th, scientists investigate questions surrounding New Zealand's moa eggs and the results are mystifying.

dateAug 31, 2010 in Plants & Animals weblog
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Off-the-shelf dyes improve solar cells

Like most technologies, work on solar devices has proceeded in generational waves. First came bulk silicon-based solar cells built with techniques that borrowed heavily from those used to make computer chips. Next came work ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Phenomenon of plate tectonics explained

Transform faults subdivide the mid-ocean ridge into segments. Up until now, it was thought that these faults were ruptures that formed in less stable crust areas. Taras Gerya has recorded a model of the dynamics that lead ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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