Archive: 03/2/2006

Physicist Owen Chamberlain dies at 85

Renowned physicist Owen Chamberlain, who shared a Nobel Prize for introducing the world to antimatter, died Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif., at the age of 85.

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Nano World: New microphone microscope tip

New microscopic probes resembling mergers between needles and microphones could help speedily measure chemical and mechanical properties of a material or a drug with just one poke, experts told UPI's Nano World.

Mar 02, 2006 4.3 / 5 (12) 0

Winning postcards from Venus chosen

Venus, as the goddess of beauty, has been celebrated in art and myth for millennia. Now, The Planetary Society and ESA celebrate the imagined rugged beauty of the planet's natural landscape with the winning ...

Mar 02, 2006 2.7 / 5 (3) 0

Miniature synchrotron produces first light

In 2004 Lyncean Technologies announced the construction of the Compact Light Source (CLS), a miniature synchrotron to produce high-intensity, tunable, near-monochromatic X-ray beams. The Compact Light Source was specifically ...

Mar 02, 2006 4.1 / 5 (7) 0

Souping Up Superfluidity Calculations

“In quantum mechanics, very seldom do you solve exactly problems involving more than one particle,” explains Massimo Boninsegni, Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta. Boninsegni and his colleagues, Nikolay ...

Mar 02, 2006 4.8 / 5 (54) 0 feature