Archive: 01/11/2011

A star with spiral arms

For more than four hundred years, astronomers have used telescopes to study the great variety of stars in our galaxy. Millions of distant suns have been catalogued. There are dwarf stars, giant stars, dead stars, exploding ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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Pure luxury - thanks to Empa technology

True luxury has only one color – gold. A nanometer-thin layer of pure gold now lends ties and pocket handkerchiefs that authentic gold sheen, thanks to a new Empa-developed process. The yarn, which is coated using a ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Engineering
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Growing smarter engineers with FarmVille

There are no agriculture majors at Missouri University of Science and Technology, but some engineering students on the campus have taken up virtual planting and harvesting through the social networking game FarmVille on Facebook. ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Social Sciences
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