Archive: 2/11/2006

Physicists observe new property of matter

Physicists at the University of California, San Diego have for the first time observed the spontaneous production of coherence within "excitons," the bound pairs of electrons and holes that enable semiconductors to function ...

dateNov 02, 2006 in General Physics
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Rare transit of Mercury

Scientists from Williams College and the University of Arizona observed Mercury in front of Venus from vantage points on earthbound mountains and with orbiting spacecraft on Wednesday.

dateNov 02, 2006 in Astronomy
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'Macho man' heroes created for war: Historian

The veneration of macho men originates from concerns about the readiness of mollycoddled middle class men to stand up for their nations in the 18th and 19th centuries, an Australian National University historian argues.

dateNov 02, 2006 in Other
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