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'Artificial atom' created in graphene

In a tiny quantum prison, electrons behave quite differently as compared to their counterparts in free space. They can only occupy discrete energy levels, much like the electrons in an atom - for this reason, such electron ...

dateAug 22, 2016 in Nanophysics
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GOES-3 satellite decommissioned

The National Science Foundation (NSF) late last month decommissioned a 38-year-old communications satellite that for 21 years had helped to link NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with the outside world. It was among ...

dateAug 26, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Plant disease clinic identifies new case of oak wilt

Earlier this year, the Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (CU-PDDC) used a new rapid test they developed to identify a small number of oak trees with oak wilt disease on Long Island, in the town on Central ...

dateAug 22, 2016 in Ecology
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Image: Fires in Idaho and Wyoming

Wildfires have been plaguing the western part of the United States for the summer season and no state seems to be without incident.  Both Idaho and Wyoming have their share of wildfires as well.  The Pioneer and Rough Fires ...

dateAug 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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