Archive: 29/04/2011

Materials face ultimate test in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mark Hersam of Northwestern University will be more interested than most Americans when the space shuttle Endeavour lifts off for the last time Friday, April 29. Six little pieces of himself and his research ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Materials Science
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Voyager set to enter interstellar space

(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 30 years after they left Earth, NASA's twin Voyager probes are now at the edge of the solar system. Not only that, they're still working. And with each passing day they are beaming back a message ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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New method found for controlling conductivity

A team of researchers at MIT has found a way to manipulate both the thermal conductivity and the electrical conductivity of materials simply by changing the external conditions, such as the surrounding temperature. And the ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Comment: A right royal mess

The royal wedding raises concerns about rules of succession that reflect centuries-old prejudices against women and Catholics. But changing them will be a logistical nightmare, writes George Williams, UNSW’s Anthony ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Social Sciences
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