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A crack in the case for supersolids

New experiments are casting doubt on previously reported observations of supersolid helium. In a paper appearing in the current issue of Physical Review Letters, John Reppy (Cornell University) presents research suggesting that p ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in General Physics
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Astronomers discover 'defiant' new supernova

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of astronomers has uncovered a supernova whose origin cannot be explained by any previously known mechanism and which promises exciting new insights into stellar explosions.

dateMay 26, 2010 in Astronomy
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Helium pair have regular violent flare ups

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of astronomers led by Dr Gavin Ramsay of Armagh Observatory have spotted violent eruptions from an interacting pair of stars that orbit around each other every 25 minutes. Unusually, ...

dateMay 24, 2010 in Astronomy
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Art Seals Reveal Their Secrets

(PhysOrg.com) -- Works of art are valuable and often also very delicate. Their restoration and conservation and their dating and authentication require sophisticated technical methods.

dateMay 19, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Physicists capture first images of atomic spin

(PhysOrg.com) -- Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Nanophysics
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WUSTL professor testifies on helium shortage

The sudden shortage of a nuclear weapons production byproduct that is critical to industries such as nuclear detection, oil and gas, and medical diagnostics was the focus as a House Science and Technology panel heard testimony ...

dateApr 23, 2010 in Other
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