Archive: 14/06/2013

SLAC's X-ray laser explores big data frontier

(Phys.org) —It's no surprise that the data systems for SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser have drawn heavily on the expertise of the particle physics community, where collecting and analyzing massive amounts ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in General Physics
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When it comes to mammals, how big is too big?

(Phys.org) —Mammals vary enormously in size, from weighing less than a penny to measuring more than three school buses in length. Some groups of mammals have become very large, such as elephants and whales, while others ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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3Qs:The evolution of whistleblowing

The leak of classified government documents last week revealed the existence of a massive National Security Administration program of bulk surveillance in which telecommunication and Internet companies are providing the government ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Internet
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The science of sculpture, nano-style

(Phys.org) —The next breakthrough in highly efficient battery technologies and solar cells may very well be nanoscopic crystals of silicon assembled like skyscrapers on wafer-scale substrates. An important route for growth ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Nanophysics
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