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How to Measure What We Don't Know

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do we discover new things? For scientists, observation and measurement are the main ways to extract information from Nature. Based on observations, scientists build models that, in turn, are used to make ...

dateSep 10, 2009 in General Physics feature
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Disorder is key to nanotube mystery

Scientists often find strange and unexpected things when they look at materials at the nanoscale -- the level of single atoms and molecules. This holds true even for the most common materials, such as water.

dateAug 12, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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The perfect liquid -- now even more perfect

Ultra hot quark-gluon-plasma, generated by heavy-ion collisions in particle accelerators, is supposed to be the "most perfect fluid" in the world. Previous theories imposed a limit on how "liquid" fluids can be. Recent results ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Plasma Physics
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