Archive: 03/2/2012

The origin of organic magnets

Electrical engineers are starting to consider materials made from organic molecules -- including those made from carbon atoms -- as an intriguing alternative to the silicon and metals used currently in electronic ...

Mar 02, 2012 4 / 5 (5) 0

Watching the planet breathe

Scientists have come up with an entirely new way to monitor the health of Earth’s plants from space. In work published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labora ...

Mar 02, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 0

New picture of atomic nucleus emerges

(PhysOrg.com) -- When most of us think of an atom, we think of tiny electrons whizzing around a stationary, dense nucleus composed of protons and neutrons, collectively known as nucleons. A collaboration between ...

Mar 02, 2012 4.3 / 5 (31) 14 | with audio podcast

Happy birthday, Envisat

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the early hours of 1 March 2002, the largest Earth observation satellite ever built soared into orbit from ESA’s launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. For a decade, Envisat has been ...

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