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NIST gets new angle on X-ray measurements

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend on sensitive measurements of X-rays. Scientists at the National ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in General Physics
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Firing up the proton smasher

The Large Hadron Collider is being brought back to life, ready for Run II of the "world's greatest physics experiment". Cambridge physicists are among the army who keep it alive.

dateFeb 17, 2015 in General Physics
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Learning from robots

In a Bavarian village, Mathias Hubrich is building remotely controlled robots designed to perform tasks too dangerous for human beings. Robots are now also being used as teaching aids because their Siemens ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Robotics
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Getting the right spin

Rotary sensors can help determine the position of a moveable body in relation to an axis. They are essential to the smooth running of car engines in the automotive industry, for example. Fraunhofer researchers ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Engineering
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Penguin-inspired propulsion system (w/ Video)

Back in 1991, Nature published a picture from the IMAX movie Antarctica, along with the caption: "Emperor penguins may be waddling jokes on land, but underwater they can turn into regular rockets…accelerating ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in General Physics
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Mars and the machine

Without hi-tech magnetic sensors, rovers wouldn't be able to roam around Mars. These same sensors will soon boost terrestrial travel by improving the machinery that moulds parts for cars and aircraft here ...

dateApr 23, 2013 in Space Exploration
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