Archive: 30/07/2010

Speedy Train Technology Finds New Food Safety Niche

Magnetic levitation technology is the darling of mass transit: High-speed trains floating above magnetic tracks can sweep passengers along smoothly at 300 miles per hour. Now, researchers have discovered an entirely new application ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Other
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Clocking Ultra-fast Electron Bunches

(PhysOrg.com) -- Brookhaven researchers have developed a device that acts like a high-tech stopwatch for speedy packs of electrons just trillionths of a second long. This new diagnostic tool could aid in the development of ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in General Physics
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Ancient Mayans Inspire Modern Fade Proof Dye

Physicists have created a dye that promises to last for a thousand years. The secret to this extraordinary durability? Its formula is based on a Mayan pigment, a brilliant blue color that survives to this day on the walls ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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Is DNA evidence enough? An interview with David Kaye

(PhysOrg.com) -- Law professor David H. Kaye shares his insights into how the the use of DNA evidence has impacted our legal system. While its use has far-reaching implications, Kaye points out that "DNA is only a tool.

dateJul 30, 2010 in Other
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Cassini images rule out rings around Rhea

(PhysOrg.com) -- Something unknown is causing a strange, symmetrical structure in the charged-particle environment around Rhea, Saturn's second-largest moon. But contrary to 2008 reports, it's not a system of rings.

dateJul 30, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Surprising nucleon behavior

Data from DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory on neutron interactions with isotopes of platinum contradict a basic assumption underpinning random matrix theory, nuclear physics models and quantum chaos.

dateJul 30, 2010 in General Physics
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