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Optimizing large wind farms

7 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a model to calculate the optimal spacing of wind turbines for the very large wind farms of the future.

Cadmium and lead result in glasses recall

7 years ago from CBC: Health

An investigation of lead and cadmium in decorative drinking glasses has led to two more recalls, and a ruling that the glasses are children's products, which triggers strict limits on...

Uptake protein acts as zinc's doorway to the cell

7 years ago from

A study to be published as the 'Paper of the Week' in the Journal of Biological Chemistry this December details how zinc, an element fundamental to cell growth, enters the...

Enbridge plans work on Mich. oil pipeline

7 years ago from UPI

PORT HURON, Mich., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Work to replace a damaged oil pipeline under the St. Clair River in Michigan could start as early as January, Canadian pipeline...

Chip implant 'to help paralysed'

The technique of applying electrical impulses to stimulate the muscles of paralysed limbs can now fit inside an implantable device, researchers say.

Drone Wars: Science Meets Science Fiction

7 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Gallery Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Now a Mainstay of the U.S. Air Arsenal

Medical imaging breakthrough uses light and sound to see microscopic details inside our bodies

7 years ago from Science Daily

See it for yourself: A new breakthrough in imaging technology using light and sound will allow health-care providers to see microscopic details inside the body. Access to this level of...

Nature’s pipettes

7 years ago from Chemistry World

A flood defence mechanism used by flowers could add another dimension to your dining experience

Iran claims major oil find

7 years ago from UPI

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian engineers working at a natural gas field in the Persian Gulf have uncovered a large layer of associated oil, a field director said.

Jet engine too hot? Schedule an MRI!

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a medical imaging technology used to image organs and soft tissues, may hold the key to improving the efficiency of jet engines, according to Lt. Colonel...

Should airplanes look like birds?

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Airplanes do not look much like birds - unless you were to imagine a really weird bird or a very strange plane - but should they? This question is exactly...

Improving ammonia synthesis could have major implications for agriculture and energy

7 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are working on ways to improve the efficiency of the ammonia synthesis process. With between 3-5 percent of the world's natural gas used to create artificial fertilizers, the new...

Getting bubbles out of fuel pumps

7 years ago from Science Daily

When vapor bubbles form and collapse in fluids moving swiftly over steel objects such as those inside fuel pumps, they can damage them. Now researchers detail the results of the...

Disaster spawning new concepts in bridge research, testing and safety

7 years ago from Science Daily

Civil engineers have developed a new system to better analyze the connections that hold major bridge members together, which may improve public safety, help address a trillion-dollar concern about aging...

Jump Rope Aerodynamics

7 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Engineers at Princeton University have built a robotic jump rope device and used it to study the underlying physics of jumping rope, which they describe today at the American Physical...

Weak world economy cuts carbon pollution last year

7 years ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here's one plus from the global economic recession: Carbon dioxide pollution last year dropped for the first time in a decade....

Air flows in mechanical device reveal secrets of speech pathology

7 years ago from Science Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2010 -- From a baby's first blurted "bowl!'" for the word "ball" to the whispered goodbye of a beloved elder, the capacity for complex vocalizations is...

US envoy heads to Seoul to discuss North Korea's nuclear activity

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Stephen Bosworth's visit comes a day after US nuclear scientist reports seeing a 'stunning' new uranium facility in PyongyangWashington's top envoy on North Korea issues, Stephen Bosworth, was heading to Seoul today, a...

Hold the phone: Prolonged cell use can trigger allergic reaction, as can body piercing, tattoos and cosmetics

7 years ago from Science Daily

Chatting endlessly on your cell phone can lead to an allergic reaction to the nickel in your phone, according to allergists. From cosmetics to jewelry, body piercings to tattoos, allergies...

Earth as Art exhibition: a technicolour dream world

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Startling satellite images, colour skewed by on-board sensors, have been posted online by the US Geological Survey. They make beautiful viewingIf you took a stack of satellite photos and handed them to...

Good Form: A way to balance out your back

7 years ago from LA Times - Health

If one side of your back feels a little tighter than the other, perform this stretch on a regular basis. It's a simple, excellent way to bring flexibility and balance...

Don't wear your colours here...

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Lily Asquith: Experiment vs Theory at an LHC workshop. Now it's serious.I've spent the last 48 hours enthralled by the goings on at the Argonne "Analysis Jamboree". I'm not really much of...

Schroedinger's Cat?

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Cats, physics and poetry, just in time for Caturday!Here's an excerpt from a poem about the Schroedinger's cat conundrum:" ... Statistically speaking, the cat (goes the joke),Is half a cat breathing and half...

How to make people 'love' nuclear power | Ben Goldacre

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A poll on whether a new nuclear power station should be built at Hinkley Point provides a masterclass in manipulationI like nerdy days out: like going to the nuclear bunker at Kelvedon...

Duke cancer researcher quits as papers questioned

7 years ago from Physorg

A Duke University cancer scientist resigned Friday amid concerns about his research that arose after the university started probing whether he'd lied on a grant application.

Companies tapping the tides in quest for renewable energy

7 years ago from LA Times - Science

Pilot projects are underway in Washington, Alaska, Florida, California, Oregon and Hawaii, New York and elsewhere. The technology remains in its infancy, however, and costs are prohibitively high.Moored in the...

Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life by Richard Cohen – review

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Tim Radford is delighted by a glorious literary orbit around the SunIt is, in every sense, central to our lives. It contains 99.8% of the mass of the solar system. It provides all...

We can't see antimatter but it really does matter | Alok Jha

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Cern's capture of antihydrogen will increase our understanding of antimatter – and possibly provide a future source of fuelAntimatter was first postulated by the British physicist Paul Dirac in 1930, when he was...