Archive: 02/27/2009

You can childproof your computer

Every few months, I receive a question from a reader whose computer was never the same after a grandchild came to visit.

Feb 27, 2009
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Dawn Finishes Mars Phase

(PhysOrg.com) -- With Mars disappearing in its metaphorical rearview mirror, NASA's Dawn spacecraft's next stop is the asteroid belt and the giant asteroid Vesta. Dawn got as close as 549 kilometers (341 miles) ...

Feb 27, 2009
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Explaining the Mystery of the Voyager

With a new 3D-model for energy simulation scientists from Bochum, Germany, and Huntsville, USA, are studying the 'physical mystery' of the Voyager. Over 30 years ago the spacecraft detected particles in solar wind which were ...

Feb 27, 2009
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Single polymer chains as molecular wires

The research team of Leonhard Grill at Freie Universität Berlin - in collaboration with the synthetic chemistry group of Stefan Hecht from Humboldt University of Berlin and the theoretical physics group of Christian ...

Feb 27, 2009
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Satellites show the way to new oil finds

A new map of the Earth’s gravitational force based on satellite measurements makes it much less resource intensive to find new oil deposits. The map will be particularly useful as the ice melts in the oil-rich ...

Feb 27, 2009
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