News tagged with theoretical science

Every atom counts in graphene formation

(Phys.org)—Like tiny ships finding port in a storm, carbon atoms dock with the greater island of graphene in a predictable manner. But until recent research by scientists at Rice University, nobody had ...

dateSep 04, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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How does hydrogen metallize?

Hydrogen is deceptively simple. It has only a single electron per atom, but it powers the sun and forms the majority of the observed universe. As such, it is naturally exposed to the entire range of pressures ...

dateJul 29, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Two Solar System puzzles solved

Comets and asteroids preserve the building blocks of our Solar System and should help explain its origin. But there are unsolved puzzles. For example, how did icy comets obtain particles that formed at high ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Analysis of a relationship triangle

In a model network of friends and foes, relationships will evolve until everyone becomes friendly or the network splits into two hostile factions, researchers suggest in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Ac ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Mathematics
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Solar System Shield

Water vapor in planet-forming disks may block ultraviolet radiation from destroying water and other important molecules for life, according to new calculations.

dateJan 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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