Archive: 05/30/2005

The Smallest Solenoid

Nanoscopic wires grown in gold may be the world’s smallest solenoids, according to new theoretical analysis of the structures. Solenoids are typically tubes made of coiled wire. They conduct electricity along the spiraled ...

May 30, 2005 3 / 5 (2) 0

Preparing for the Impact

On July 4, 2005, the NASA Deep Impact spacecraft will visit Comet 9P/Tempel 1. It will launch a 360 kg impactor that should produce a crater on the surface of the comet and a plume of gas and dust. This exp ...

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Stars Flood Space with Gravitational Waves

A scientist using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has found evidence that two white dwarf stars are orbiting each other in a death grip, destined to merge. The data indicate gravitational waves are carrying energy away fro ...

May 30, 2005 5 / 5 (2) 0

Argonne-designed instruments vital in RHIC discovery

Argonne researchers played a significant role in research that led to the surprising finding of a possible ideal liquid instead of the expected quark-gluon plasma at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic ...

May 30, 2005 1 / 5 (1) 0

UQ mathematics website helps Sudoku puzzlers

People addicted to the current Sudoku craze can now log on to a UQ mathematics website to find helpful advice about solving these intriguing puzzles. UQ Mathematics Professor Anne Street and Associate Professor Diane Donov ...

May 30, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0

'Smart' nanoparticles to battle cancer

An experimental cancer treatment developed by University of Wyoming scientists may destroy tumors more effectively by using synthesized "smart" particles that target and kill cancer cells before they can detect and disable ...

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