Archive: 17/09/2009

Asteroid Juno Grabs the Spotlight

( -- Toward the end of September, the sun will turn a spotlight on the asteroid Juno, giving that bulky lump of rock a rare featured cameo in the night sky. Those who get out to a dark, unpolluted sky will be ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Magnetism observed in gas for the first time

( -- For the first time, MIT scientists have observed ferromagnetism in an atomic gas, addressing the decades-old question of whether gases could show properties similar to a magnet made of iron or nickel. Specifically, ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in General Physics
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The hunt for dark matter

( -- 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

( -- 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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