Archive: 11/2/2006

A walk along an interface yields its mobility

In the October 27th issue of Science, researchers at Colorado School of Mines and Northeastern University report a novel computational methodology aimed at quantifying the kinetics of interfaces in diverse material system ...

Nov 02, 2006
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Pulsating gels could power tiny robots

As a kid, did you ever put those little capsules into warm water and watch them grow into dinosaurs? When certain gels are put into a solution, they will not only expand, but also contract again, repeatedly, as if the little ...

Nov 02, 2006
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Physicists observe new property of matter

Physicists at the University of California, San Diego have for the first time observed the spontaneous production of coherence within "excitons," the bound pairs of electrons and holes that enable semiconductors ...

Nov 02, 2006
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Rare transit of Mercury

Scientists from Williams College and the University of Arizona observed Mercury in front of Venus from vantage points on earthbound mountains and with orbiting spacecraft on Wednesday.

Nov 02, 2006
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'Macho man' heroes created for war: Historian

The veneration of macho men originates from concerns about the readiness of mollycoddled middle class men to stand up for their nations in the 18th and 19th centuries, an Australian National University historian argues.

Nov 02, 2006
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