Archive: 8/09/2009

Key issues for the future of wind energy

The prestigious journal Energy Policy has recently reported two studies that highlight some key issues for the future of wind energy in Spain. A team of engineers from the University of Zaragoza believes it is "technically ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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Houseplants cut indoor ozone

Ozone, the main component of air pollution, or smog, is a highly reactive, colorless gas formed when oxygen reacts with other chemicals. Although ozone pollution is most often associated with outdoor air, the gas also infiltrates ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Environment
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Peer Review Survey 2009: Preliminary findings

Should peer review detect fraud and misconduct? What does it do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do? Will it illuminate good ideas or shut them down? Should reviewers remain anonymous?

dateSep 08, 2009 in Other
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Organic weed control for dandelions

Spring and summer often find homeowners out in their yards, busily attempting to control the onslaught of dandelions in a quest for green, weed-free lawns. Dandelions, broadleaf perennial plants that have a questionable reputation ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Ecology
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Making geothermal more productive

University of Utah researchers will inject cool water and pressurized water into a "dry" geothermal well during a five-year, $10.2 million study aimed at boosting the productivity of geothermal power plants and making them ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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Intel Launches Three New Quad-core Processors

(PhysOrg.com) -- Intel has launched three new quad-core processors utilizing Intel's new Nehalem architecture. These processors, formerly codenamed Lynnfield, are aimed at desktop computers, as well as the new Xeon 3400 series ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Hardware weblog
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