Feature Stories, Weblog & Reports

Interstellar Spaceflight: Is It Possible?

With current space travel limited to just a few robotic probes visiting nearby planets, how realistic is it to think about reaching the nearest stars? For the short term, not very – especially when we speak ...

Dec 07, 2005 feature
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Scientists Turn Tequila into Diamonds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Whoever thought that science was a dry subject might change their mind after learning about a new discovery in which tequila is turned into diamonds. A team of Mexican scientists found that ...

Nov 07, 2008 weblog
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Study of 'Solitons' Adds Insight into Nanomagnet Behavior

Scientists are a long way off from a complete understanding of the interactions and behaviors that govern nanomagnets — magnets on the scale of a billionth of a meter. However, a groundbreaking new study ...

Feb 02, 2006 feature
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Physicists Predict Stock Market Crashes

On Monday, October 19, 1987 – infamously known as “black Monday” – the Dow fell 508 points, or 22.9%, marking the largest crash in history. Using an analytical approach similar to the one applied to ...

Feb 24, 2006 feature
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The Dark Side of Light

Light may not seem very interesting in our everyday lives. But to scientists, light’s properties are a constant source of intrigue. The nature of light as both wave and particle, light as the universal speed ...

Feb 19, 2008 feature
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Einstein's green refrigerator making a comeback

While almost everybody knows how Einstein revolutionized physics with his theories of relativity, many people may not know that the great scientist had a domestic side, too. Well, sort of - in 1930, Einstein ...

Sep 25, 2008 weblog
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