Archive: 12/18/2009

Light-Driven Nanorod Could Roll on Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recent study, researchers have examined the possibility of rolling a nanorod on the surface of water. On the macroscale, perhaps the closest analogy might be the sport of logrolling, ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Nanophysics feature
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Physicists see through the opaque with 'T-rays'

"T-rays" may make X-rays obsolete as a means of detecting bombs on terrorists or illegal drugs on traffickers, among other uses, contends a Texas A&M physicist who is helping lay the theoretical groundwork to make the concept ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in General Physics
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Bioactive glass nanofibers produced

A team of researchers from the University of Vigo, Rutgers University in the United States and Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, has developed "laser spinning", a novel method of producing glass ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Scientists discover fog on Titan

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, looks to be the only place in the solar system—aside from our home planet, Earth—with copious quantities of liquid (largely, liquid methane and ethane) sitting on its surface. ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
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