News tagged with atmospheric pressure

Probing hydrogen under extreme conditions

(Phys.org) -- How hydrogen--the most abundant element in the cosmos--responds to extremes of pressure and temperature is one of the major challenges in modern physical science. Moreover, knowledge gleaned ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Scientists detect seismic signals from tornado

An Indiana University geophysical experiment detected unusual seismic signals associated with tornadoes that struck regions across the Midwest last week -- information that may have value for meteorologists studying the atmospheric ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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A bad day on Venus gets even worse

Contrary to its alluring name, Venus is the planet from hell, with an atmosphere so hot, toxic and heavy that any visitor would risk being simultaneously melted, suffocated and crushed.

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A new kind of metal in the deep Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth materials change. New ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Plasma in bags

Using plasmas, sealed plastic bags can be modified at atmospheric pressure so that human cells can adhere to and reproduce on their walls. Cell culture bags of this kind are an important aid for research and ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Detecting molecules on skin

NPL is developing a state-of-the-art technique called 'ambient surface mass spectrometry' that can quickly detect small molecules on the surface of the skin and could benefit the $250 billion a year personal ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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