Archive: 17/09/2009

The hunt for dark matter

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a basement laboratory at MIT, assistant professor of physics Jocelyn Monroe is making some final adjustments to her team's newest particle detector. In just a few months, the detector will be 1,600 feet ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in General Physics
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Secrets of insect flight revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are one step closer to creating a micro-aircraft that flies with the manoeuvrability and energy efficiency of an insect after decoding the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight.

dateSep 17, 2009 in Engineering
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Making Nanowires More Electrically Stable

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's widely predicted that future electronics will largely depend on something really small -- nanomaterials used for building nanoelectronics. A key component of these tiny circuits is stable nanowires that ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Solar Cycle Driven by More than Sunspots

(PhysOrg.com) -- Challenging conventional wisdom, new research finds that the number of sunspots provides an incomplete measure of changes in the Sun's impact on Earth over the course of the 11-year solar cycle. The study, ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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