Archive: 05/30/2012

Advancing quantum computing

European researchers have made important advances in understanding the major stumbling block to realisation of quantum computers, a phenomenon known as decoherence.

dateMay 30, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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Understanding patterns of dew formation

Researchers have delved into the dynamics of vapour condensation on surfaces. Project outcomes have potential commercial applications to a variety of fields.

dateMay 30, 2012 in Other
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Fly to space for $320!

Ok, at 100,000 feet it’s not really “space” but for $320 USD JP Aerospace is offering a very affordable way to get your research experiment, brand statement, artwork or anything you can imagine (and ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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How to measure the universe

Measuring distance doesn’t sound like a very challenging thing to do — just pick your standard unit of choice and corresponding tool calibrated to it, and see how the numbers add up. Use a meter ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Astronomy
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The finest gold dust in the world

(Phys.org) -- Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology found a method to locate single gold atoms on a surface. This should pave the way to better and cheaper catalysts.

dateMay 30, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Building 45 payloads for balloon mission

Robyn Millan's lab is a little crowded at the moment. It overflows with electronics. And foam. And parachutes and aluminum frames and drills. Based at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, Millan and her students ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Unravelling the mystery of misfolding prions

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Alberta's physics department and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) are the first to map out the folding pathways of prions, malformed ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Biochemistry
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