Archive: 01/30/2012

A new discovery answers an old question

(PhysOrg.com) -- The transition-metal monoxide FeO is an archetypal example of a Mott insulator—a material that should conduct electricity under conventional band theories but becomes an insulator when ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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E-learning must synch or sink

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to one University of Alberta researcher, people looking to further their education through e-learning may want to look carefully at the conditions under which online coursework will ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Solar eclipse over the USA

Mark your calendar.  On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire.  It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.

dateJan 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Voyage to the most isolated base on Earth

Alexander Kumar, the next ESA-sponsored crewmember to stay in Concordia, has arrived safely at the research base in Antarctica. The voyage to one of the remotest places on Earth takes even longer than the ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Disappearing gold a boon for nanolattices

(PhysOrg.com) -- When gold vanishes from a very important location, it usually means trouble. At the nanoscale, however, it could provide more knowledge about certain types of materials. A recent discovery ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Nanophysics
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