News tagged with solid surface

Habitable zones

(PhysOrg.com) -- The "habitable zone" is the region around a star where a suitable planet could sustain the conditions necessary for life. Most astronomers take it to be the region where the balance between ...

dateAug 22, 2011 in Astronomy
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The zero gravity coffee cup

High above our planet in the realm of satellites and space stations, the familiar rules of Earth do not apply. The midday sky is as black as night. There is no up and no down. Dropped objects do not fall, ...

dateJul 15, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Computers synthesize sounds to go with graphics

Computer-generated imagery usually relies on recorded sound to complete the illusion. Recordings can, however, limit the range of sounds you can produce, especially in future virtual reality environments where ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Software
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Liquid-solid interactions, as never before seen

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wettability -- the degree to which a liquid either spreads out over a surface or forms into droplets -- is crucial to a wide variety of processes. It influences, for example, how easily a ...

dateApr 25, 2010 in Nanophysics
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