Archive: 2/09/2008

The thousand-ruby galaxy

ESO's Wide Field Imager has captured the intricate swirls of the spiral galaxy Messier 83, a smaller look-alike of our own Milky Way. Shining with the light of billions of stars and the ruby red glow of hydrogen gas, it is ...

dateSep 02, 2008 in Astronomy
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Orienting Flow in Carbon Nanotubes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbon nanotubes provide some of the most interesting possibilities for future technology. One of the more intriguing possibilities – with a variety of practical applications – is using carbon nanotubes ...

dateSep 02, 2008 in Nanophysics feature
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Wolves would rather eat salmon

Although most people imagine wolves chasing deer and other hoofed animals, new research suggests that, when they can, wolves actually prefer fishing to hunting. The study, published today in the open access journal BMC Ecology, ...

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Galaxy Zoo -- an Internet superstar

Since Galaxy Zoo's launch in July 2007, some 150,000 members of the public, inspired by the opportunity to be the first to see and classify a galaxy, have helped professional astronomers via this on-line mass-participation ...

dateSep 02, 2008 in Astronomy
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Single Crystals as Reaction Vessels

Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo have made a complex that crystallizes as a porous solid. Common reagents, even bulky ones, can easily diffuse into these pores and are sufficiently mobile to react with embedded ...

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