Archive: 02/8/2013

Free the quarks: Calculating the strong force

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking proposal that the interactions between quarks becomes weaker as they come closer together, laying the foundations of quantum chromodynamics, or QCD, the modern theory ...

dateFeb 08, 2013 in General Physics
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Alphasat experiences heaven on Earth

(Phys.org)—Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe's largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer.

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Ariane 5's first liftoff of 2013

(Phys.org)—The first Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission of the year has delivered the Azerspace/Africasat-1a and Amazonas-3 telecom satellites into their planned transfer orbits.

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro

Researchers at Ruhr University have used self-assembling techniques to produce gold microwires that have suitable properties for micro-Velcro. The research is published today in Science and Technology of ...

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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