Archive: 17/01/2007

Scientists Discover Way to Order Polar Molecules in Crystals

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have found a way to organize molecules in a crystal so that the poles align in the same direction. In preliminary tests, the scientists also have discovered that aligned ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in
shares0 comments 0

Prussian Blue for information storage

In the family of Prussian blue, there is a compound that can act as a switch: it is not magnetic at the outset, but it can become magnetized by the effect of light and return to its initial state by heating. Researchers of ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in
shares0 comments 0

Dark energy may be vacuum

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have brought us one step closer to understanding what the universe is made of. As part of the international collaboration ESSENCE ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in General Physics
shares0 comments 0

Doomsday clock moves forward 2 minutes

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock today from seven to five minutes to midnight. Reflecting global failures to solve the problems posed by nuclear weapons and the climate ...

dateJan 17, 2007 in Other
shares0 comments 0