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Designing a better satellite

( —If you have ever plugged your digital camera into your desktop to download photos, then you have used what is known in computing circles as a "plug and play" interface. Basically, plug and play refers to any ...

dateMar 29, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Research shows potential for quasicrystals

( —Ever since their discovery in 1984, the burgeoning area of research looking at quasiperiodic structures has revealed astonishing opportunities in a number of areas of fundamental and applied research, including ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Cassini sees Titan cooking up smog

(—A paper published this week using data from NASA's Cassini mission describes in more detail than ever before how aerosols in the highest part of the atmosphere are kick-started at Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists ...

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Blackening copper opens new applications

(—Copper is one of the world's most widely used metals. Now researchers at the University of Dundee have found that blackening copper using industry-standard lasers could make it even more adaptable and efficient.

dateJan 16, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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