Archive: 06/06/2011

A diamond ring sparks a paradigm shift

The sweet smell of benzene gave birth to the term ‘aromatic’ molecules, but it is the chemical bonds within these compounds that have fascinated researchers for almost 200 years. Encasing alternating double- and ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in General Physics
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One year in isolation

The six men in the Mars500 facility near Moscow have been in isolation now 365 days. The European crewmembers have been writing in their latest letters home about the highlights, monotonous life, team spirit and determination ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Green cats eye up new kitty litter

( -- Scratching around in the kitty tray could soon be a greener experience for cats in the UK and world-wide, thanks to a new type of low-cost cat litter developed by researchers at Imperial College London, in ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in Materials Science
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Nintendo's Wii successor to dominate E3 expo

(AP) -- Almost six years ago at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo unveiled what would eventually become known as the Wii. But the Japanese gaming giant didn't show off the new console's distinctive motion-sensing ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in Consumer & Gadgets
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