Archive: 12/18/2007

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 ...

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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Study links success of invasive Argentine ants to diet shifts

The ability of Argentine ants to change from carnivorous insect eaters to plant sap-loving creatures has helped these invasive social insects rapidly spread throughout coastal California, according to a new study, displacing ...

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