Archive: 10/30/2013

Spinning atoms in light crystals

(Phys.org) —After more than 40 years of intense research, experimental physicists still seek to explore the rich behaviour of electrons confined to a two-dimensional crystalline structure exposed to large ...

Oct 30, 2013
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Martian box of delights

(Phys.org) —This spherical container has been engineered to house the most scientifically valuable cargo imaginable: samples brought back from the Red Planet.

Oct 30, 2013
5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Quick ID for water pathogens

Drinking water flowing from your tap can contain harmful bacteria, viruses and single-cell animals. And most countries do not routinely test for all these bugs. Instead, scientists usually take a water sample ...

Oct 30, 2013
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