Archive: 18/12/2007

Intergalactic 'shot in the dark' shocks astronomers

A team of astronomers has discovered a cosmic explosion that seems to have come from the middle of nowhere — thousands of light-years from the nearest galaxy-sized collection of stars, gas, and dust. This "shot in the dark" ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in Astronomy
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Solar cells of the future

A new material, nano flakes, may revolutionise the transformation of solar energy to electricity. If so, even ordinary households can benefit from solar electricity and save money in the future.

dateDec 18, 2007 in Nanomaterials
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CMS tracking detector successfully installed

Installation of the world’s largest silicon tracking detector was today successfully completed at CERN. In the early hours of Thursday 13 December the CMS Silicon Strip Tracking Detector began its journey from the main ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in General Physics
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ISIS Second Target Station -- protons on target

The ISIS Second Target Station Project at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire achieved a major milestone on Friday 14 December, at the first attempt and two days ahead of schedule. Protons were successfully ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in General Physics
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Measuring the density of ultra-pure water

For oceanography – and there in particular for the description of ocean currents – accurate measurements of the density of sea water are of great importance. For this purpose, measuring instruments are needed which reach ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Polymerization From the Individual Molecule's Point of View

Plastics are becoming more and more important and are an indispensable part of modern life. Scientists are thus interested in clearing up the details of polymerization processes, in which individual molecular building blocks ...

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