Archive: 2/04/2014

Smaller microchips that keep their cool

Temperatures often over 200 degrees C occur in geothermal and oil production – conventional microelectronics hit their limits there. Researchers have now fabricated compact microchips that can keep their cool even at 300 ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Engineering
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Image: Galactic serial killer

This new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows two contrasting galaxies: NGC 1316, and its smaller neighbour NGC 1317. These two are quite close to each other in space, but ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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Detecting diamonds with X-ray technology

X-rays penetrate objects and reveal information about its contents. Using two X-ray spectra, you can identify different materials. And now, a new algorithm is making it possible to find diamonds in the rock.

dateApr 02, 2014 in Engineering
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