Archive: 7/03/2005

Sandia underground geo-tools aid in earthquake research

Geothermal researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed sensors that can be placed in hotter and higher-pressure underground environments than previous instruments, a capability that is allowing geologists worldwide ...

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Jupiter: A cloudy mirror for the Sun?

Astronomers using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton telescope have discovered that observing the giant planet Jupiter may actually give them an insight in to solar activity on the far side of the Sun! In research reported ...

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LHC magnets: the great descent

The first superconducting magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was lowered into the accelerator tunnel at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, 7th March. This is the first of the 1232 dipole magnets for the future collider, which measures ...

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Microwires: replacement for the CD-ROM?

A ballpoint that detects if we are forging a signature or a substitute in miniature for the CD-ROM are some of the applications that can be carried out using microwires. 3 or 5 times thinner than a human hair, these fine ...

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The circadian clock: Understanding nature's timepiece

New light on a complex mechanism A cluster of brain cells less than half the size of a pencil eraser tells you when to wake up, when to be hungry and when it's time to go to sleep. The same cells also cause you to be disoriented ...

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Surprising news about black holes

Computer reveals that life around black holes is turbulent and violent For more than 30 years, astrophysicists have believed that black holes can swallow nearby matter and release a tremendous amount of energy as a result. ...

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