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Storm elves and sprites recorded on video

A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their analysis of these ...

Jun 10, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 3

Explained: Thermoelectricity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Thermoelectricity is a two-way process. It can refer either to the way a temperature difference between one side of a material and the other can produce electricity, or to the reverse: the ...

Apr 27, 2010 3.7 / 5 (15) 3

Hydrocarbon superconductor created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from Okayama University in Japan have discovered that the hydrocarbon picene can be made to superconduct when potassium atoms are interspersed with the picene crystals and the doped ...

Mar 10, 2010 4.8 / 5 (13) 6 | with audio podcast report