Archive: 04/13/2006

Generally Speaking: A Primer on General Relativity

“The one sentence statement of general relativity is that ‘gravity is the curvature of spacetime,’” explains Dr. Sean Carroll, assistant professor of physics at the University of Chicago. “Really, the differences ...

Apr 13, 2006 3.5 / 5 (85) 0 feature

Team to develop materials to bend lightwaves backwards

A University of Michigan research team will receive a combined total of $5 million over the next five years to support an interdisciplinary research project on negative refraction—or bending lightwaves downward.

Apr 13, 2006 4.8 / 5 (16) 0

Mars Orbiting Cameras Debut

Researchers today released the first Mars images from two of the three science cameras on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Images taken by the orbiter's Context Camera and Mars Color Imager during the first ...

Apr 13, 2006 4.2 / 5 (13) 0

Interstellar chemical tamed in the lab at UCR

Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have created in the laboratory a type of molecules thought to exist only in interstellar space, which may have valuable applications in chemical industry.

Apr 13, 2006 4.7 / 5 (14) 0

Laser wave steers electrons in chemical bonds

As is now reported in Science, a team of scientists from the Netherlands (FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics) and Germany (Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching and the Universities of Bie ...

Apr 13, 2006 3.9 / 5 (12) 0

Analysis: British law may hurt Indian outsourcers

A law introduced in Britain last week to protect the rights of workers laid off by offshoring and outsourcing could not only potentially leave Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) service providers with huge liabilities ...

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