Archive: 05/23/2012

How ion bombardment reshapes metal surfaces

To modify a metal surface at the scale of atoms and molecules — for instance to refine the wiring in computer chips or the reflective silver in optical components — manufacturers shower it with ions. ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Light pollution transforming insect communities

(Phys.org) -- Street lighting is transforming communities of insects and other invertebrates, according to research by the University of Exeter. Published today in the journal Biology Letters, the study shows ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Ecology
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Regulators probe bank's role in Facebook IPO

(AP) -- Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Business
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