Archive: 12/13/2005

Fusion project ITER presented to European Industry

Over six hundred representatives from European industry and fusion research institutes gathered in Barcelona on 13/14 December, for a two-day workshop named “ITER – Opportunities for European Industry”. The goal of ...

Dec 13, 2005 3.3 / 5 (3) 0

Riding the ultra wideband communications wave

Ultra wideband usually refers to a radio communications technique based on transmitting very-short-duration pulses, down to nanoseconds (billionths of a second) or picoseconds (trillionths). The occupied bandwidth ...

Dec 13, 2005 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

ESA accelerates towards a new space thruster

ESA has confirmed the principle of a new space thruster that may ultimately give much more thrust than today's electric propulsion techniques. The concept is an ingenious one, inspired by the northern and southern ...

Dec 13, 2005 4.9 / 5 (15) 0

Hubble 'weighs' Dog Star's companion

For astronomers, it's always been a source of frustration that the nearest white-dwarf star is buried in the glow of the brightest star in the nighttime sky. This burned-out stellar remnant is a faint companion ...

Dec 13, 2005 4.4 / 5 (5) 0

Magnetic transistor could 'dial in' quantum effects

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists from Rice University is preparing a unique probe in hopes of "dialing in" elusive quantum states called "quantum criticalities." The team is using nanotechnology to create ...

Dec 13, 2005 4.9 / 5 (82) 0

Fissure to Give Birth to New Sea

The Associated Press (AP) has reported the discovery of a fissure that could soon develop into a new ocean basin in the northeast of Ethiopia. The fissure, which has been examined by scientists from Ethiopia, America and ...

Dec 13, 2005 3.5 / 5 (83) 0