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Swarming starlings help probe plasma, crowds and stock market
...ed patterns form in everything from plasma in the solar
wind and fusion reactors, to crowds of people, or...es because the opportunities to view plasma in the solar
wind are limited by the small number of satellites observing such things and plasmas in nuclear fusi...
Link between sunspots, rain helps predict disease in east Africa
...y sunspot peaks may affect rainfall. The increased solar
energy associated with sunspots, they suggest, heats both land and sea, forcing moist air to rise and triggering precipitation. It may also induce El Nio events, which increase rainfall in East Africa. While sunspot peaks augur extraordinarily wet ...
Renewable energy wrecks environment
...ecause land good for wind, hydropower, biomass, or solar
power may get used first. A consideration of eac... power also comes in for criticism. A photovoltaic solar
cell plant would require painting black about than 150 square kilometers plus land for storage and r...
Homestake strikes gold again
...generation gravity wave detectors, geoneutrino and solar
neutrino experiments. Scientists at SUSEL will al...National Laboratory (BNL), set up the worlds first solar
neutrino detector at the 4,850 foot depth level, and conducted the research that won him a share of ...
Tomorrow's green nanofactories
...d environmentally-friendly transistors, batteries, solar
cells, diagnostic materials for detecting cancer, and semiconductors for use in modern electrical deviceseverything from computers to cell phones. Unlike traditional semiconductor or battery manufacturing which requires expensive and toxic chemica...
'Sundried tide' -- silent, natural disaster
... previous eight years and combined it with data on solar
records and models." Dr Anthony said the researchers aligned what the tide would do with the sun and weather patterns and ran an analysis of the risk of corals being out of the water and exposed to the sun. During September 2005 Dr Anthony, Dr ...
UC Davis is partner in new $125 million federal bioenergy research center
... focus on biofuels --liquid fuels derived from the solar
energy stored in plant matter. UCDavis' work will be based in the Plant Genomics Program and the UCDavis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering,deciphering the structure of the plant cell walls being converted tofuels and of the microb...
UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'
...attracting the highest investment levels are wind, solar
and biofuels, reflecting technology maturity, poli...ured $2.3 billion into biofuels, $1.4 billion into solar
and $1.3 billion in wind, much of it to increase manufacturing capacity. Around 40% of the capita...
Chemical Society Boston meeting, Aug. 19-23, focuses on health, wellness, energy, environment
...are Biofuels New advances in fuel cell and solar
cell technology Using silicone polymers in skin care products...
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
power and hybrid cars have become popular symbols of green technology, Stanford researchers are exploring another path for cutting emissions of carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas that causes global warming. Carbon capture and storage, also ...
ESA's water mission instrument passes test program
... temperature differences of space are simulated. A solar
beam, six metres in diameter, was repeatedly shone onto the instrument and then the instrument was subjected to extreme cold similar to that of deep space. Not only does the payload need to function properly under these extremes, the thermal environm...
West African Ocean sediment core links monsoons to global climate evolution
...an continental ice sheets, and the amount of local solar
radiation hitting the African region. This is the first study to definitively tie together the influence of these two factors over several climate cycles, said Lea, who has published the collaborative results in the June 1 issue of the journal Scie...
Magnetic field uses sound waves to ignite sun's ring of fire
... red "ring of fire" around the moon during a total solar
eclipse, according to research funded by the Natio...osphere's ozone layer. It also has the strongest solar
connection to climate variability. "The sun's interior vibrates with the peal of millions of bells...
A living memory chip, black holes on the loose, and a clearer picture of ocean currents
... the odds that one of them will streak through our solar
system are small enough that we need not fear a sudden obliteration. A second study, conducted by Abraham Loeb of Harvard University, examines the possibility of detecting a black hole that has been kicked by gravitational recoil. If the black hol...
Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles
...ditions on several other terrestrial bodies in our solar
system. In addition, Martin Towner of The Open University in the United Kingdom ( email@example.com ) and others will discuss the acoustic instrumentation that has been flown to date in space missions, particularly the Huygens probe that l...
New impetus through networking
...nomic and environmental-policy standpoint. Organic solar
cells are of particular importance as a result of the better availability of raw materials for a broader range of applications. (Coordinator: Professor Karl Leo, Technical University of Dresden) Due to their modular structure, the metal-organic fr...
Scientists offer new view of photosynthesis
...rs may be good news for the development of organic solar
cells, which have been of commercial interest due ...elatively low cost compared to traditional silicon solar
cells. "Some of the problems that you have with the organic photovoltaics arise from the fact that ...
Satellites shed light on global warming
...the melting of sea-ice will increase the amount of solar
radiation that will be absorbed by ice-free polar oceans rather than reflected by ice-covered oceans, increasing the ocean temperature. Average temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula have risen over the last 50 years by half a degree Celsius a deca...
Nanotechnology provides 'green' path to environmentally sustainable economy
...opened promising new routes for making inexpensive solar
cells as well as improving the performance and lowering the cost of fuel cells, eyed as the energy source for cars and trucks of the future. At the same time, work at the nanoscale is leading toward tools for removing toxic materials and cleaning up ...
Satellites play vital role in understanding the carbon cycle
...sis activity on land. The fraction of incoming solar
radiation useful for photosynthesis that is actually absorbed by vegetation a value known as the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) is recognised as an essential climate variable by international organisations includin...
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