Archive: 06/10/2009

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

Graphene is the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, whose extraordinary electron mobility and other unique features hold great promise for nanoscale electronics and photonics. But there's a catch: ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Nanophysics
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The search for ET just got easier

Astronomers using the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) William Herschel Telescope (WHT) on La Palma have confirmed an effective way to search the atmospheres of planets for signs of life, vastly improving ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Astronomy
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France moves to bring in carbon tax by 2011

The French government on Wednesday kickstarted plans for a so-called carbon tax on energy-hungry products, to be rolled out by 2011 as part of France's efforts to slash global warming emissions.

dateJun 10, 2009 in Environment
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$2.5B spent, no alternative med cures

(AP) -- Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost ...

dateJun 10, 2009 in Medications
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