News tagged with atomic gas

On the nanoscale, particles flow in unexpected ways

Researchers studying how fluids travel through nanoscale channels were surprised to discover that the fluids don't flow equally well in all directions. Contrary to the behavior in the macroscale world, the researchers discovered ...

dateOct 25, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Laser makes sure food is fresh

Minced meat, bread, fruit juice and many other foods are packaged in a protective gas which extends their shelf life. There is currently no good method to check whether the packaging has the correct gas content. However, ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Other
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How the Milky Way killed off its satellites

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg have revealed for the first time the existence of a new signature of the birth of the first stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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How the N2O greenhouse gas is decomposed

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a harmful climate gas. Its effect as a greenhouse gas is 300 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide. Nitrous oxide destroys the ozone layer. In industrial agriculture, it is generated ...

dateAug 22, 2011 in Environment
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Quantum optical link sets new time records

Quantum communication could be an option for the absolutely secure transfer of data. The key component in quantum communication over long distances is the special phenomenon called entanglement between two ...

dateAug 17, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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A cosmic inkblot test

(PhysOrg.com) -- If this were an inkblot test, you might see a bow tie or a butterfly depending on your personality. An astronomer would likely see the remains of a dying star scattered about space -- precisely ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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One tough microscope

When it comes to seeing how carbon dioxide behaves in a geologic storehouse, most instruments can't take the pressure. But, a new apparatus created by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Wright ...

dateJun 03, 2011 in Engineering
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