News tagged with particles

Method fills gaps in monsoon understanding

Dwindling monsoon rain is a big deal for millions in East Asia who rely on the storms for their yearly water supply. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uncovered some culprits most likely to have the largest ...

dateMar 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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The science of watching paint dry

New research published today in the journal Physical Review Letters has described a new physical mechanism that separates particles according to their size during the drying of wet coatings. The discovery could help improve ...

dateMar 18, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Team simulates the expansion of the Universe

The Universe is constantly expanding. It changes, creating new structures that merge. But how does our Universe evolve? Physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have developed a new code of numerical simulations ...

dateMar 07, 2016 in General Physics
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Star Trek's vision becomes reality

"Beam me up, Scotty" - even if Captain Kirk supposedly never said this exact phrase, it remains a popular catch-phrase to this day. Whenever the chief commander of the television series starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) ...

dateMar 04, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Radio squeaks reveal ET particles coming in

LOFAR, the big international radio telescope, can now be used as a particle detector. Astronomers made a model to determine the type and cosmic source of incoming particles. Nature publishes an article about these findings ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Astronomy
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