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2009-04-23 11:35:00

Dutch researchers have developed computer-generated technology to better aid the growing urgency for scientists to improve ways of forecasting climate change, Reuters reported. Researchers at Delft University of Technology have developed a way to track how particles move in and around computer-simulated clouds in an effort that may shed light on one of the unknowns of climate forecasting: how these masses of water droplets and ice crystals influence changing temperatures. Additionally, the...

2008-09-12 17:03:37

This story was updated at 3:13 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON — A former NASA scientist has used radio waves to transmit solar power a distance of 92 miles (148 km) between two Hawaiian islands, an achievement that he says proves the technology exists to beam solar power from satellites back to Earth. John C. Mankins demonstrated the solar power transmission for the Discovery Channel, which paid for the four month experiment and will broadcast the results Friday at 9 p.m. EDT. His...

2008-07-10 15:00:08

To: ENTERTAINMENT EDITORS Contact: Joshua Weinberg, +1-240-662-5274, cell, +1-240-328- 3988, joshua_weinberg@discovery.com, or Alison Threadgill, +1-240- 662-6135, cell, +1-240-678-5702, alison_threadgill@discovery.com, both of Discovery Communications SILVER SPRING, Md., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You've heard the dire warning; you've seen the detailed PowerPoint; you've even bought that light bulb with the swirls, but how about some real action? Now the world's leading scientists meet...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.