Archive: 13/11/2013

Liquid crystal that twists and bends

( —New and improved energy efficient digital screens as well as improved TV images could be just some of the benefits of a new discovery in the field of liquid crystals, which chemists from the University of Aberdeen ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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What happened to Mars? A planetary mystery

Billions of years ago when the planets of our solar system were still young, Mars was a very different world. Liquid water flowed in long rivers that emptied into lakes and shallow seas. A thick atmosphere blanketed the ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Combating key viral diseases in livestock in Ethiopia

Gelagay Ayelet Melesse's doctoral research reveals that there are several serotypes of the virus causing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and the African horse sickness virus (AHSV) and several different hosts for these viruses ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Other
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An economist with a goal

Soccer puts a smile on Jonathan Tebes' face, but a mention of economics or international development—or better yet, both at once—will keep him talking animatedly for hours. An MIT senior majoring in economics and minoring ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Economics & Business
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On-chip quantum buffer realized

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. has realized a quantum buffer integrated on an optical waveguide. The buffer is based on the "slow light effect", where the propagation speed of a pulsed light in a special optical waveguide ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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