Archive: 08/08/2012

Perseid Meteors in 2012

This year’s Perseid meteor shower, already in progress, continues until about August 24th. The peak of activity is expected to occur around midday on August 12th, with a possible all-sky maximum of perhaps 50–100 ...

dateAug 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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New phenomenon in nanodisk magnetic vortices

(Phys.org) -- The phenomenon in ferromagnetic nanodisks of magnetic vortices – hurricanes of magnetism only a few atoms across – has generated intense interest in the high-tech community because ...

dateAug 08, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Engineering team develops chip for Mars rover

(Phys.org) -- NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student ...

dateAug 08, 2012 in Engineering
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A new global warming culprit: Dam drawdowns

Washington State University researchers have documented an underappreciated suite of players in global warming: dams, the water reservoirs behind them, and surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.

dateAug 08, 2012 in Environment
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