Archive: 28/11/2011

The progenitor problem

With so much of our current understanding of the universe based on Type 1a supernovae data, a good deal of current research is focused upon just how standard these supposed standard candles are. To date, the weight of analysis ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Astronomy
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Study reveals blueberry secrets

(PhysOrg.com) -- Blueberries are one of our favourite fruits and no wonder—they’re tasty and they’re good for us. They’re rich in antioxidants, substances that can help reduce the natural cell damage in ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Topological matter in optical lattices

Atoms trapped by laser light have become excellent platforms for simulating solid state systems. These systems are also a playground for exploring quantum matter and even uncovering new phenomena not yet seen in nature.

dateNov 28, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Preparing a homogenous haystack

(PhysOrg.com) -- What if you could turn the whole haystack into needles? Instead of hunting for one item, you’d have 10 billion of the desired items laid out neatly in front of you. That’s what researchers at the ...

dateNov 28, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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EPFL robots will soon appear in school classrooms

(PhysOrg.com) -- Swiss scientists have developed an educational robot designed to introduce children to technology in schools. Baptized Thymio II, it was officially presented to teachers in the Canton of Vaud last friday.

dateNov 28, 2011 in Robotics
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