Archive: 04/2/2013

Snap-proof space tether

(Phys.org) —Space tethers hold intriguing potential for satellite manoeuvring, attitude control and even power generation. But about half of all orbital tether tests have either failed to deploy or snapped, ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Creating magnetic superatoms

(Phys.org) —Sounding like something out of a comic book, superatoms are not only an enticing idea, but experiments have confirmed they exist. Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University have collaborated ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Materials Science
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High speed cancer profiling

(Phys.org) —Identify the type of cancer for patients with breast cancer in a few minutes. This is the challenge that EPFL researchers successfully met by presenting their new "microfluidic chip." Their ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Engineering
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