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How long is a day on Mars?

Mars represents something of a conundrum for scientists. In many respects, it is significantly different from Earth. It's cold, it's dry, there is little atmosphere or precipitation to speak of, and nothing grows there. ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Acquiring ice measurements from space

The satellite age has revolutionised our understanding of Earth, giving us accurate information to help critical agreements on climate change such as at the current COP21 conference in Paris. Diminishing polar ice is one ...

dateDec 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Making 3-D imaging 1,000 times better

MIT researchers have shown that by exploiting the polarization of light—the physical phenomenon behind polarized sunglasses and most 3-D movie systems—they can increase the resolution of conventional 3-D imaging devices ...

dateDec 01, 2015 in Engineering
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Speeding particles in the sights of a laser

It might be easier to track tiny particles in the future – even when they hurtle along with the speed of a rifle bullet. This is thanks to researchers working with Christoph Marquardt and Gerd Leuchs at the Max Planck Institute ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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