Archive: 08/23/2010

Powerful new way to control magnetism

A team of scientists at Rutgers University has found a material in which an electric field can control the overall magnetic properties of the material. If the magnetoelectric effect discovered by the Rutgers group can be ...

Aug 23, 2010
4.7 / 5 (15) 2 | with audio podcast

Scientists explain graphene mystery

Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.

Aug 23, 2010
4.3 / 5 (17) 2 | with audio podcast

Fermi detects gamma-rays from exploding nova

Using the Large Area Telescope (LAT) onboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope satellite, astronomers have detected gamma rays from a nova for the first time, a finding that surprises both observers and ...

Aug 23, 2010
4.6 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

Government urges universal flu vaccinations

Flu vaccine will soon be available at local pharmacies and doctor's offices, and government officials are urging everyone over 6 months of age to receive it. This year's vaccine protects against H1N1 and two other strains ...

Aug 23, 2010
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What the locals ate 10,000 years ago

BYU archaeologists find a Utah site occupied by humans 11,000 years ago.The researchers documented a variety of dishes the people dined on back then.Grind stones for milling small seeds appeared 10,000 years ...

Aug 23, 2010
4.1 / 5 (14) 1 | with audio podcast