Archive: 27/11/2007

‘High Q’ Nanowires May be Practical Oscillators

Nanowires grown at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a mechanical “quality factor” at least 10 times higher than reported values for other nanoscale devices such as carbon nanotubes, and comparable ...

dateNov 27, 2007 in Nanophysics
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Where does stored nuclear waste go?

Millions of gallons of hazardous waste resulting from the nation’s nuclear weapons program lie in a remote location in southeastern Washington state called Hanford. Beneath this desert landscape about two million curies ...

dateNov 27, 2007 in Environment
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Climate change and life in the Southern Ocean

A ten-week expedition to the Lazarev Sea and the eastern part of the Weddell Sea opens this year's Antarctic research season of the German research vessel Polarstern. On the evening of November 28, just some two hours after ...

dateNov 27, 2007 in Environment
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