Archive: 09/11/2008

As good as it gets?

Albert Einstein once quipped, "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." The famous scientist might have added that the illusion of reality shifts over time. According to a new Brandeis University study ...

Sep 11, 2008 4 / 5 (21) 4

Moving Quarks Help Solve Proton Spin Puzzle

(PhysOrg.com) -- New theory work at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has shown that more than half of the spin of the proton is the result of the movement of its building blocks: ...

Sep 11, 2008 4.3 / 5 (15) 3

Stroock lab creates first synthetic tree

(PhysOrg.com) -- In Abraham Stroock's lab at Cornell, the world's first synthetic tree sits in a palm-sized piece of clear, flexible hydrogel -- the type found in soft contact lenses.

Sep 11, 2008 4.4 / 5 (20) 0

A 'Genetic Study' of the Galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Looking in detail at the composition of stars with ESO's VLT, astronomers are providing a fresh look at the history of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. They reveal that the central part of ...

Sep 11, 2008 4.6 / 5 (5) 0

Superconductivity can induce magnetism

When an electrical current passes through a wire it emanates heat - a principle that's found in toasters and incandescent light bulbs. Some materials, at low temperatures, violate this law and carry current without any heat ...

Sep 11, 2008 4.6 / 5 (36) 2