Archive: 03/6/2008

Controlling most atoms now possible

Stopping and cooling most of the atoms of the periodic table is now possible using a pair of techniques developed by physicist Mark Raizen at The University of Texas at Austin.

dateMar 06, 2008 in General Physics
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Saturn's Moon Rhea Sports a Dusty Halo

Who'd have guessed that Saturn has its own moon-sized vacuum cleaners, circling the ringed planet and sucking up electrons from the plasma at the orbit of the icy moons. Or that one of Saturn's moons has its ...

dateMar 06, 2008 in Space Exploration
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All-round safety in car

A car body that thinks intelligently and protects its occupants at the crucial moment has been every driver’s dream for a long time. Research scientists in an EU project have developed an intelligent side-impact ...

dateMar 06, 2008 in Engineering
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Holograms with explosive power

People who handle explosives usually have heavy-duty tasks to perform – dislodging rocks, demolishing old buildings, or triggering an avalanche. But explosives can be used for delicate tasks, too: They make ...

dateMar 06, 2008 in Engineering
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Rock: Electrons run through it

If the Flintstones had electricity, their wires might have been made of rock. New results in Science Express show that a chunk of hematite can conduct electrons under certain chemical conditions. In addition, ...

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