Archive: 01/23/2007

A synchrotron for neutral molecules

In the February issue of Nature Physics, Gerard Meijer and colleagues at the Fritz-Haber Institute, part of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, report the construction and operation of the first synchrotron for neutral molecu ...

dateJan 23, 2007 in General Physics
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What Will GLAST Tell Us?

The identity of dark matter—the mysterious stuff that makes up a quarter of the universe—continues to elude scientists, even decades after they first inferred its existence. The leading candidate that might ...

dateJan 23, 2007 in General Physics
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Physicists Develop Test for 'String Theory'

For decades, scientists have taken issue with “string theory”—a theory of the universe which contends that the fundamental forces and matter of nature can be reduced to tiny one-dimensional filaments called strings—because ...

dateJan 23, 2007 in General Physics
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Detecting land mines with sound

Researchers at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory are developing a highly pinpointed sound beam that can detect buried land mines from a safe distance. The new beam will use sound to seek out land mines like a bat uses sonar to hunt ...

dateJan 23, 2007 in Engineering
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