Archive: 21/04/2005

Ultra-fast X-ray pulses reveal how a solid melts into a liquid

Using ultra-fast bursts of X-ray light, scientists at the Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) have observed the dizzyingly fast first steps of a solid melting into a liquid. They reported their ...

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Data Effort Improves Flow Toward 'Greener' Chemistry

Jeopardy answer: Death Valley and "ionic liquids." Correct question: Where does a little bit of water make a whole lot of difference? Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report* that flow ...

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Snow Melt Causes Large Ocean Plant Blooms

A NASA funded study has found a decline in winter and spring snow cover over Southwest Asia and the Himalayan mountain range is creating conditions for more widespread blooms of ocean plants in the Arabian Sea. The decrease ...

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Researchers Discover New Method to Generate Human Bone

By studying diseases in which the human body generates too much bone, UCLA researchers have discovered and isolated a natural molecule that can be used to heal fractures and generate new bone growth in patients who lack ...

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X-rays shine light on high-intensity gas lamps

An X-ray technique developed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to improve the design and energy efficiency of the bright white lights often used to illuminate stadiums, ...

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A Solar Eclipse on the Moon

NASA is planning to send people back to the Moon. Target date: 2015 or so. Too bad they won't be there this Sunday because, on April 24th, there's going to be a solar eclipse, and you can only see it from the Moon.

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Scientists improve explosives detection

MIT researchers have announced a scientific breakthrough that could greatly improve explosives detection for military and civilian security applications. Scientists have developed a new polymer that greatly increases the ...

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