News tagged with topography

New Google ocean maps dive down deep

( -- Starting today, armchair explorers will be able to view parts of the deep ocean floors in far greater detail than ever before, thanks to a new synthesis of seafloor topography released through Google Earth. ...

dateJun 09, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Rethinking surface tension

( —If you've ever watched a drop of water form into a bead or a water strider scoot across a pond, you are familiar with a property of liquids called surface tension.

dateAug 30, 2013 in General Physics
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Nanoscientists invent better etching technique

( -- Imagine yourself nano-sized, standing on the edge of a soon-to-be computer chip. Down shoots a beam of electrons, carving precise topography that is then etched the depth of the Grand Canyon into the chip. ...

dateAug 19, 2011 in Nanophysics
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New theory for magnetic stripes on Mars

( -- A controversial new theory has been proposed to explain a series of stripes of permanently magnetized minerals containing iron in the Martian crust. The magnetized stripes, which have alternating orientations, ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Space Exploration report
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