Archive: 07/04/2011

Monitoring system warns of slippery slopes

Doren in the Austrian Bregenzerwald, February 2007: a slope 650 meters long breaks, resulting in a massive slide into the valley below. The nearest residential buildings are very close to the 70-meter-high rim. This barely ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Chemistry on Mars reveals cooling rate

( -- French researchers from the University of Toulouse have published a paper in Nature, that describes how they used data from NASA's Mars Odyssey (currently orbiting the planet) to ascertain the amount of cooling ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Space Exploration report
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Einstein@Home detects unusual stellar pair

( -- Neutron stars are quite unique: the material they are made of is packed much more densely than conventional matter. They rotate extremely fast about their own axis, emitting radiation in the process, so they ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Astronomy
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New drugs from mutant bugs

( -- Scientists from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol have discovered how marine bacteria join together two antibiotics they make independently to produce a potent chemical that can kill drug-resistant ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Biochemistry
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ALBA storage ring reaches 100 mA

The commissioning of the ALBA Storage Ring started on Tuesday 8th of March 2011 at 14:00h. Within one day the beam made few turns around the machine, and on the 13th of March, after switching on the RF, the beam was stored.

dateApr 07, 2011 in General Physics
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