Archive: 05/14/2012

A physicist and an inventor

As a boy growing up in Croatia, Marin Soljacic wanted to be an inventor. But he wasn’t interested only in designing new products; he wanted to discover physical phenomena that would enable completely ...

dateMay 14, 2012 in General Physics
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The great exoplanet debate

The Great Exoplanet Debate, hosted by Astrobiology Magazine during the recent 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference, is now available for viewing online.

dateMay 14, 2012 in Space Exploration
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You can't play nano-billiards on a bumpy table

(Phys.org) -- There’s nothing worse than a shonky pool table with an unseen groove or bump that sends your shot off course: a new study has found that the same goes at the nano-scale, where the “billiard ...

dateMay 14, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Whirr, click, hum: Robots go at it in 2.007 finale

MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center took on the aura of an old-fashioned county fair on Thursday night, complete with popcorn, balloons, jugglers, cotton candy and pitchmen wearing brightly colored jackets and bowties. But ...

dateMay 14, 2012 in Robotics
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Economists list cheapest ways to save the world

Leading economists have ranked how to best and most cost-effectively invest to solve many of the world's seemingly insurmountable problems, a Danish think-tank said Monday, calling for a shift in global priorities.

dateMay 14, 2012 in Environment
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