Archive: 14/05/2012

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 balls” ...

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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