Archive: 04/04/2011

Vienna physicists create tap-proof waves

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) have developed a method to steer waves on precisely defined trajectories, without any loss. This way, sound waves could be sent directly to a target, avoiding ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in General Physics
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Lord of the tree rings

Trees are outstanding historians. In fact, scientists dating back to Leonardo da Vinci recognized the value of trees. While others had figured out that you could determine the age of a tree by counting its growth rings, da ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Environment
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Revealing how experts’ minds tick

Primates, particularly humans, are set apart from other vertebrates by more than a huge expansion of the cerebral cortex, the region of the brain used for thinking. The connection and coordination of the cerebral cortex with ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Neuroscience
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SDO's crazy-looking Sun due to syzygy

It looks like something is eating the Sun in recent pictures from the Solar Dynamics Observatory — and in recent SDO videos, the Sun suddenly disappears! What is going on? Could it be aliens, Planet X, or the Great Galactic ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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