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Light speed

The recent news of neutrinos moving faster than light might have got everyone thinking about warp drive and all that, but really there is no need to imagine something that can move faster than 300,000 kilometres ...

dateOct 10, 2011 in General Physics
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Tabletop nuclear fusion device developed

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a tabletop accelerator that produces nuclear fusion at room temperature, providing confirmation of an earlier experiment conducted at the University ...

dateFeb 13, 2006 in
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The Mathematical Structure of Terrorism

The complex patterns of the natural world often turn out to be governed by relatively simple mathematical relationships. A seashell grows at a rate proportional to its size, resulting in a delicate spiral. The gossamer network ...

dateMay 22, 2006 in General Physics feature
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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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