Archive: 04/19/2006

Saturn's Storms Run Rings Around Earth's

On Saturn, it may be a very long wait for the calm after a storm. As big and destructive as hurricanes on Earth can be, at least they don't last long. Not like those on Saturn, where storms may rage for months ...

Apr 19, 2006 4 / 5 (14) 0

Muscles burn lactic acid as well as carbos

Most athletes see lactic acid as their enemy, and think that training helps them eliminate the metabolic waste product from their muscles so they will function longer and harder. But UC Berkeley physiologist George Brooks ...

Apr 19, 2006 4.7 / 5 (123) 0

Sanctions won't stop China violating IP

Imposing trade sanctions is no solution to getting China to comply with intellectual-property rules. Rather, by encouraging Chinese companies to tie up with U.S. rivals on the one hand and getting them to produce goods that ...

Apr 19, 2006 3 / 5 (2) 0

Trapping Erbium Atoms: The Impossible Made Possible

Recycling atoms? Can they do that? In a world where nearly everything can be reused, scientists are moving forward with a novel approach to using Magneto-Optical Traps (MOTs) to, in effect, recycle atoms. In a L ...

Apr 19, 2006 4.5 / 5 (39) 0 feature