Archive: 13/12/2010

Hot stuff: Magma at shallow depth under Hawaii

Ohio State University researchers have found a new way to gauge the depth of the magma chamber that forms the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain, and determined that the magma lies much closer to the surface than previously thought.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Smartphone technology improves prosthetic limbs

Losing a limb can be a devastating experience, and while electrically powered prostheses can serve as a replacement for a lost arm, they are notoriously difficult to operate, and will never fully replace normal hand function. ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Engineering
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Space sensor makes bolts smarter

Technology developed for the International Space Station and a Mars rover is helping European auto-parts manufacturers to engineer lighter, stronger and safer drivetrains and axles.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Engineering
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An electronic dance of spins and orbits

Because of their potential application in spintronic devices such as next-generation spin-based transistors, the quest for new materials with significant spin-orbit interactions in the electronic ground state is an area of ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in General Physics
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