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, ...

Apr 02, 2013
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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 ...

Apr 02, 2013
4.8 / 5 (13) 2 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Apr 02, 2013
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

DARPA's two-armed robot handles tools at less cost

(Phys.org) —DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is getting closer to its goal of securing robotic hands that mimic the hand's finer movements, at an affordable cost. A research project has ...

Apr 02, 2013 weblog
4.5 / 5 (4) 3 | with audio podcast