Archive: 10/20/2008

Crossing 'a bridge to nowhere'

Despite thousands of years of research, astronomers know next to nothing about how the universe is structured. One strong and accepted theory is that large galaxies are clustered together on structures similar ...

Oct 20, 2008 4.1 / 5 (15) 4

Race for better superconductors heats up

Scientists have discovered a new family of superconductors -- materials that carry electricity more efficiently than copper and other metals -- whose properties rekindle enthusiasm about the possibility that these exotic ...

Oct 20, 2008 4 / 5 (6) 0

In search of a light Higgs boson

(PhysOrg.com) -- “It's pretty clear that the standard model of physics is not enough to explain all the phenomena in nature,” Tomasz Skwarnicki tells PhysOrg.com. “Through looking at a variety of phenomena – one of ...

Oct 20, 2008 4.3 / 5 (68) 19 feature

Research around the North Pole

The German research vessel Polarstern has returned today to Bremerhaven from the Arctic Sea. It has cruised as the first research vessel ever both the Northeast and the Northwest Passages and thereby circled ...

Oct 20, 2008 3.8 / 5 (5) 2