Space safety meeting held in Chicago

The European Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are co-sponsoring an international space safety conference in Chicago.

Mysteries and Surprises in Quantum Physics

“Cavity quantum electrodynamics” is a sub-field of quantum optics. Speaking at the EPL symposium, “Physics In Our Times” held last week at the Fondation Del Duca de l’Institut de France, Paris Professor Serge Haroche ...

Magnetic tweezers unravel cellular mechanics

By injecting tiny magnetic beads into a living cell and manipulating them with a magnetic ‘tweezer’, scientists of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, succeed in getting to know more about the mechanics of the ...

Electronic Correlations in Solids

The word “correlation” means “mutual dependence” or “interrelation” and the term “electronic correlation” summarises all effects arising from the mutual repulsion of negatively charged electrons. More precisely, ...

Scientist creates 'micro-tornadoes'

Meteorologists concerned about a possible worldwide intensification of tornado activity may now be able to study tornadoes in the lab.

Study: Dirty windows aid air pollution

Canadian scientists have determined dirty windows located in metropolitan urban areas might be hidden contributors to air pollution.

Mars image marks THEMIS milestone

The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter marked a milestone May 4. An image from THEMIS showing Martian lava flows and wind streaks mingling with impact craters, became the 1,200th “Image ...

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