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Phys.org – Europe’s Move To Rein In Google Would Stall In US – 26 May 2014


Europe’s moves to rein in Google—including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name—may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy.

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Phys.org – Rio Official: Water Pollution Targets Won’t Be Met – 18 May 2014


By Jenny Barchfield

Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.

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Phys.org – Extraordinary Momentum And Spin Discovered In Evanescent Light Waves – 6 March 2014


A team of researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) in Japan has identified unexpected dynamic properties of a type of light wave called evanescent waves. These surprising findings contrast sharply with previous knowledge about light and photons.
These results add a new chapter to the physics of and spin of classical and quantum fields, and predict a number of novel light-matter interaction effects involving .

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Phys.org – Graphene Circuit Ready For Wireless – 31 January 2014


Graphene, one of the world’s thinnest electronic nanomaterials, has long held the promise as a wonder material in everything from flexible touchscreens to super-fast circuits. It’s that interest in semiconductors that led my team to build the world’s most advanced, fully functional integrated circuit made of wafer-scale graphene – 10,000 times better performance than previously reported efforts.Read more at: www.phys.org / link to original article

Phys.org – Near Error-Free Wireless Detection Made Possible – 23 January 2014


(Phys.org) —A new long-range wireless tag detection system, with potential applications in health care, environmental protection and goods tracking, can pinpoint items with near 100 per cent accuracy over a much wider range than current systems.

Field Trial With Lignin Modified Poplars Shows Potential For Bio-Based Economy – 31 December 2013


(Lucas: What?  First of all it is not natural nor bio – it is a genetically modified organism!  It is also field trialed and therefore it is also possibly polluting and crossing the genes with the natural and biological pool of the trees. They still not get it… The risks in GMO is far to great and already in lots of cases shown but by the GMO companies denied, ridiculed and all that can be done to discredit the real research that has shown it is dangerous for your health and long-term studies are too risky if the whole natural gene pool can be polluted that way. Stop this nonsense in selling this as a viable sustainable economy idea in having gmo produce the bio-ethanol for selling that back to us at the gas station for profit. Meanwhile our real nature in the production of GMO Forests is destoyed.  It is only done for profit and they do not care for nature, nor care for humans and the fauna and flora riches of this planet.Just see it!)

The results of a field trial with genetically modified poplar trees in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, shows that the wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be converted into sugars in a more efficient way. These sugars can serve as the starting material for producing bio-based products like bio-plastics and bio-ethanol.

Phys.org – Rescue Underway For Russian Ship Trapped By Antarctic Ice – 26 December 2013


Three icebreaking ships were Thursday hurrying to reach a Russian vessel carrying 74 people on a scientific expedition which is trapped by ice off Antarctica, with Australian authorities coordinating the rescue mission.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the MV Akademik Shokalskiy sent a distress message on Wednesday to say it was stuck about 100 nautical miles east of the French base Dumont D’Urville.

“The ship was starting to head out (to the open ocean) when the blizzard hit,” expedition spokesman Alvin Stone told AFP.

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Phys.org – Mining The Moon Is Pie In The Sky For China, Experts Say – 15 December 2013


China’s moon rover will survey for minerals on a dusty, barren crater named the Bay of Rainbows, but experts say there may be no pot of gold on the Earth’s natural satellite.

The potential to extract the moon’s resources has been touted as a key reason behind China’s space programme, which made its latest breakthrough on Saturday with the landing of its first lunar rover.

State media said early Sunday that the rover vehicle had been deployed on the moon’s surface.

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Phys.org – Quantum Effects Help Cells Capture Light, But The Details Are Obscure – 6 December 2013


Sophisticated recent experiments with ultrashort laser pulses support the idea that intuition-defying quantum interactions between molecules help plants, algae, and some bacteria efficiently gather light to fuel their growth. But key details of nature’s vital light-harvesting mechanisms remain obscure, and the exact role that quantum physics may play in understanding them is more subtle than was once thought, according to an Overview Article in the January issue of BioScience.Read the whole article at:  www.phys.org / link to original article

Phys.org – Amazon Unveils Futuristic Mini-Drone Delivery Plan – 2 December 2013


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says his company is looking to the future with plans to use “octocopter” mini-drones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes.

The US ‘s ambitious project still requires additional safety testing and , but Bezos estimated that Amazon “Prime Air” would be up and running within four to five years.

A demo video posted on the company’s website showed the tiny robotic devices picking up packages in small yellow buckets from Amazon’s fulfillment centers and then whizzing through the air to deliver the items to customers just 30 minutes after they made their purchase on Amazon.com.

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