Meredith Ansell

January 27, 2015
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Closing Your Eyes Makes You a Better Witness

Having trouble remembering where you left the car keys? Close your eyes. The details of when you last had your keys and where you placed them should return. This is according to a new study just published in the January 16, 2015 issue of the Legal and Criminology journal. Researchers […]
January 15, 2015
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What to Do When Shale Oil Goes Bust?

An old American TV show—the Beverly Hillbillies, opens with a song that tells the story of the miraculous transition from the poor hills of Appalachia to the mansions of Beverly Hills. The song includes this verse: “And up through the ground came a bubblin’ crude. Oil that is, black gold, […]
December 25, 2014
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Air Conditioning without Electricity? Sending Hot Air to Outer Space

Sounds a bit far-fetched, but researchers at Stanford University have invented a strategy to do just this. Air conditioning is expensive It is well established that electricity usage peaks during the summer months when air conditioning units are running practically non-stop. In fact, the existence of air conditioning has made […]
November 17, 2014
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Big Data: Helping to Sustain Sea Life for Generations to Come

Thousands of commercial fisherman troll the ocean waters to find the tastiest and most interesting seafood for consumers around the world. At the same time, global fisheries work tirelessly to protect the sustainability of the seas. The sheer volume of fishing vessels spread out across the world has made the […]