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JPL's space simulator today

(Phys.org)—You could call it the Ultimate Evil Tanning Bed—a stainless-steel torture chamber 47 feet tall and 25 feet in diameter that's expressly designed to deliver a fatal sunburn, if at all possible, ...

Sep 10, 2012
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Scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

(Phys.org) -- For years, many scientists had thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system but on Earth. Now, a UCLA scientist has discovered that the geological phenomenon, which involves ...

Aug 09, 2012
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Zooming in on single cells

(Phys.org) -- Last fall, assistant professor of chemistry Long Cai received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Now, just nine months later, Cai has published the first results ...

Jul 03, 2012
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Put a seismometer in your living room

Back in the 1960s, Charlie Richter (PhD '28) installed a seismometer in his living room. It was bigger than his TV set, and it didn't go with the sofa, but it saved him a lot of late-night drives into the ...

Jun 19, 2012
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