Archive: 10/05/2012

Functional coatings from the plasma nozzle

These coatings offer protection against rust, scratches and moisture and improve adhesion: Surfaces with a nano coating. A new plasma process enables these coatings to be applied more easily and cost-efficiently – on ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Engineering
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Performance boost for microchips

The semiconductor industry is faced with the challenge of supplying ever faster and more powerful chips. The Next-Generation Lithography with EUV radiation will help meeting that challenge. Fraunhofer researchers have developed ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Semiconductors
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GREGOR telescope: Zooming in on the sun

( -- Nighttime is the astronomer’s day. After all, anyone wishing to see the stars must wait until it is dark. There is one exception to this rule, however: the sun. Close up, it can be used to study not only ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Ultra-cool companion helps reveal giant planets

( -- An international team of astronomers led by David Pinfield of the University of Hertfordshire has found a brown dwarf that is more than 99% hydrogen and helium. Described as ultra-cool, it has a temperature ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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