Archive: 31/08/2006

Laboratory sets high magnetic field records

Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory have set a pair of world records for nondestructive pulsed-magnet performance that puts them in position ...

dateAug 31, 2006 in General Physics
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Astronomers provide fresh peek at nearby galaxy

An international team of astronomers, including scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has created two striking images of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small galaxy nestled right next to the Milky Way.

dateAug 31, 2006 in Astronomy
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Gold Nanoparticles Prove to Be Hot Stuff

Gold nanoparticles are highly efficient and sensitive “handles” for biological molecules being manipulated and tracked by lasers, but they also can heat up fast—by tens of degrees in just a few nanoseconds—which could ...

dateAug 31, 2006 in Nanomaterials
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Study Solves Ocean Plant Mystery

A NASA-sponsored study shows that by using a new technique, scientists can determine what limits the growth of ocean algae, or phytoplankton, and how this affects Earth's climate.

dateAug 31, 2006 in Environment
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Epilepsy breakthrough on horizon

Researchers at MIT are developing a device that could detect and prevent epileptic seizures before they become debilitating.

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