Archive: 10/11/2011

Studying random structures with confetti

Chance and probability play a natural role in statistical physics. Inspired by confetti, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, gain better understanding of random phenomena and refine the tools ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in General Physics
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X-ray camera makes A-grade particle detector

In the particle identification business, two pieces of information are vital: energy and spatial location. By measuring its energy you can work out the mass of your mystery particle. From its spatial location on the surface ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in General Physics
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Crowdsourcing democracy through social media

Today the citizens of Liberia will participate in just their second presidential election since the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 2003, and in such an environment the specter of violence or other ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in Social Sciences
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