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Pollution Controls May Be Working Better Than Anticipated
2013-03-12 05:32:35

Ground-level ozone may be falling even faster than popular prediction models have been reporting, according to new research conducted by environmental experts at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

2012-06-21 02:28:36

Japanese and U.S. physicists are offering new details this week in the journal Nature regarding intriguing similarities between the quirky electronic properties of a new iron-based high-temperature superconductor (HTS) and its copper-based cousins.

Hubble Provides Unprecedented View Of Supersonic Jets From Young Stars
2011-09-01 05:50:01

Astronomers have combined two decades of Hubble observations to make unprecedented movies revealing never-before-seen details of the birth pangs of new stars.

2011-03-17 12:09:46

An international team of computing experts from the United States, Switzerland and Singapore has created a breakthrough technique for doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used.

2010-07-29 09:11:45

U.S., German and Austrian physicists studying the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors are reporting this week the unexpected discovery of a simple "scaling" behavior in the electronic excitations measured in a related material.

2009-09-22 13:24:40

Single-molecule tests help scientists address long-standing questions.

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2009-08-20 12:30:00

When the nose encounters two different scents simultaneously, the brain processes them separately through each nostril in an alternating fashion.

2009-04-30 08:29:49

Spanish and US physicists studying nanoelectronics have found that size really does matter when it comes to predicting the behavior of electrical contacts that are just one atom wide.

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2008-10-07 11:28:52

This week undergraduate and graduate students in an advanced computer security course at Rice University in Houston are learning hands-on just how easy it is to wreak havoc on computer software used in today's voting machines.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.