Archive: 1/07/2013

Fragments falling onto the Sun

( —Stars form as gravity coalesces the gas and dust in an interstellar cloud until the material develops clumps dense enough to become stars. Even after a star begins to burn its nuclear fuel it continues to grow ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Astronomy
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Robots inspect cables

The bearer cables and tethers of bridges, elevators, and cable cars are exposed to high levels of stress. For this reason, their functional reliability must be monitored on a regular basis. A new robot recognizes fissures ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Engineering
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Germany wants 'trust restored' after US spy report

The German government wants "trust restored" with the United States following reports that American intelligence agencies bugged European Union offices, and has invited the U.S. ambassador in Berlin to the Foreign Ministry ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Internet
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Let's eat cake! Luxury unwrapped

Alice Blackhurst is one of six Cambridge PhD candidates to take part in a series of podcast interviews offering an insight into graduate research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Her work focuses on ideas of luxury.

dateJul 01, 2013 in Social Sciences
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