News tagged with insulation

Unfazed by imperfections

While insulating against electrical currents in their interior, the surface of materials called topological insulators permits the flow of electron spins relatively unhindered. The almost lossless flow ...

Jul 08, 2011
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Getting to Mars means stopping, landing

The Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters were perhaps two of the most prominent reminders of how crucial it is that everything work just right for a spacecraft to travel to space and successfully ...

Apr 04, 2011
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Quiet area for sensitive devices

Devices for precise analysis or manufacturing are very sensitive to ambient vibrations. The German experts at Fraunhofer have developed an insulation unit that actively counteracts these effects emanating from the environment. ...

Mar 15, 2011
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Black holes: a model for superconductors?

Black holes are some of the heaviest objects in the universe. Electrons are some of the lightest. Now physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how charged black holes can be ...

Mar 02, 2011
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