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The Physics of Friendship

By comparing people to mobile particles randomly bouncing off each other, scientists have developed a new model for social networks. The model fits with empirical data to naturally reproduce the community ...

dateMar 10, 2006 in feature
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 1)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the ...

dateNov 23, 2005 in feature
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A Perfect Female Companion: Project Aiko

(PhysOrg.com) -- Aiko is a humanoid robot with a built in Biometric Artificial Intelligence Neural System (Brain) designed by Le Trung in Canada. Aiko is slightly less than 5-feet high with 32.24-inch bust, ...

dateDec 12, 2008 in Robotics weblog
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The New Laptops

It’s not your parent’s laptop: new models offer a wide range of different configurations for every need and taste.

dateJan 25, 2006 in feature
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New type of nuclear fission discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nuclear fission, or the splitting of a heavy nucleus, usually results in symmetrical fragments of the same mass. Physicists attribute the few known examples of fission that is asymmetric to ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in General Physics report
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