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Bouncing on Titan: How Huygens landed

(Phys.org)—ESA's Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn's moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A new look at surface chemistry

For the first time in the long and vaunted history of scanning electron microscopy, the unique atomic structure at the surface of a material has been resolved. This landmark in scientific imaging was made ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Nanophysics
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An air cushion for falling droplets

Falling droplets bounce as many as fifteen times before they come to rest on a flat surface. In the past, it was believed that this phenomenon is limited to water drops on superhydrophobic surfaces.

dateNov 11, 2014 in General Physics
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