Archive: 21/06/2011

Johannes Kepler has left the Station

Europe’s Johannes Kepler ATV cargo ferry undocked from the International Space Station today at 14:46:30 GMT (16:46:30 CEST). The craft is now leaving the orbital outpost far behind and will end its mission on Tuesday ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Tunnel view of how electrons play

( -- Electrons behave like football teams: the match becomes interesting when the teamwork is as good as that conjured up by the players of FC Barcelona. Electrons which interact strongly with each other give ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in General Physics
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Origami in seed capsules

( -- A number of plants disperse their seeds in a rather artistic way: the seed capsules of the ice plant Delosperma nakurense, for instance, unfold lids over the seed compartments in the manner of a movable origami ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Clues on how flowering plants spread

( -- Scientists have long scratched their heads over the Earth’s dazzling array of flowering plants. While conifers took 300 million years to yield hundreds of species, flowering plants diversified in less ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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