Physicists pin down spin of surface atoms

Scientists who dream of shrinking computers to the nanoscale look to atomic spin as one possible building block for both processor and memory, yet setting the spin of an atom, let alone measuring it, has been a challenge.

Minor quakes no sign that San Diego's safe

Seismologists say the small earthquakes that have hit Southern California in the past 10 days have no effect on the chance of a major quake.

Dawn moves closer to the asteroid belt

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been positioned at Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 17B atop a Delta II rocket for its launch from Florida later this month.

Wild male chimps steal to impress females

Scottish researchers studying wild chimpanzees in West Africa have discovered male chimps steal fruits from local farms to attract female mates.

260-million-year-old ear discovered

German paleobiologists studying 260-million-year-old fossils found in Russia have discovered what's believe to be the first anatomically modern ear.

Web site offers Large Hadron Collider info

The U.S. Department of Energy has created a Web site focusing on the U.S. role in developing the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland.

Nine dead in Indonesian earthquake

Officials reported at least nine people were killed and more than 100 injured after a strong earthquake and an aftershock struck the Indian Ocean Wednesday.

Method Safely Deposits Novel Metal Oxide Thin Films on Substrates

University at Buffalo chemists have developed a novel way to grow chemically pure, zinc oxide thin films characterized by dense, bristle-like nanostructures and a new method for depositing them on temperature-sensitive substrates, ...

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