Archive: 20/06/2008

When It Comes to Brains, Size Matters

Findings of a three-year study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Florida, Gainesville run counter to the popular belief that women have better language skills than men.

dateJun 20, 2008 in Other
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Ultrafast look into atoms and molecules

New record in ultrafast metrology: Physicists at Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich are the first to produce light pulses lasting only 80 attoseconds.

dateJun 20, 2008 in Nanophysics
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Record boost for ATV to raise ISS orbit

For the second time since April, ESA's Jules Verne ATV was used to raise the orbit of the International Space Station yesterday. A record boost from the 20 minute burn of the Automated Transfer Vehicle's main engines successfully ...

dateJun 20, 2008 in Space Exploration
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New technique to optimize computer speed

Who doesn’t dream of increasingly fast computers that consume less and less energy? To design these computers of the future, it is important to be able to control nanoscale strain in the processors. Until now, this strain ...

dateJun 20, 2008 in Engineering
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