Archive: 10/09/2010

Making massive stars

Massive stars -- those with more than about eight times the mass of the sun -- are arguably the most important actors in the universe. Much hotter and more luminous than the sun, they live only hundreds of millions of years ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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Many roads lead to superconductivity

Since their discovery in 2008, a new class of superconductors has precipitated a flood of research the world over. Unlike the previously familiar copper ceramics (cuprates), the basic structure of this new class consists ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Superconductivity
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Nokia dumps CEO, turns to Microsoft exec

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. is replacing CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with top Microsoft executive Stephen Elop as the world's top handset maker aims to regain lost ground in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.

dateSep 10, 2010 in Business
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Colonization of Mars might be microbes away

Tiny rock-eating microbes could mine precious extraterrestrial resources from Mars and pave the way for the first human colonists. Just don't expect them to transform the red planet's surface into a new Earth on a short deadline, ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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