News tagged with liquid nitrogen

Cassini suggests icing on a Titan lake

(—It's not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA's Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lakes and seas ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Space Exploration
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The Webb Telescope's 'Golden Spider'

What looks like a giant golden spider weaving a web of cables and cords, is actually ground support equipment, including the Optical Telescope Simulator (OSIM), for the James Webb Space Telescope. OSIM's job is to generate ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Constructive conflict in the superconductor

Whether a material conducts electricity without losses is not least a question of the right temperature. In future it may be possible to make a more reliable prediction for high-temperature superconductors. These materials ...

dateAug 17, 2012 in Superconductivity
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Optimizing a novel superconducting material

Superconducting materials are widely used in the electrical instrumentation industry. European researchers made significant progress in enhancing superconductivity of a novel material currently the focus of worldwide interest.

dateJul 24, 2012 in Superconductivity
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