Scientists expect increased melting of mountain glaciers

Sea level rise due to increased melting of mountain glaciers and polar ice caps will be much lower in the 21st Century than previously estimated. However, decay of mountain glaciers in due to global warming will be much more ...

Plasma vessel for Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment ready

The first large production order for the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment, construction of the plasma chamber, has been successfully completed: The 20 sectors of the bizarrely shaped 35-ton vessel were assembled from several ...

Spacecraft, heal thyself

Building spacecraft is a tough job. They are precision pieces of engineering that have to survive in the airless environment of space, where temperatures can swing from hundreds of degrees Celsius to hundreds of degree below ...

Quantum Computing Steps Forward

With the University of Michigan’s latest production of a quantum chip, it’s another step forward for quantum computers that will someday dwarf the abilities of today’s machines.

Surfing is safer -- and smarter -- with flotation devices

It's a truism that the Internet puts the world at its users' fingertips. But it's fast becoming clear that while some parts of the World Wide Web rest on solid ground, much of the information to be found there is about as ...

'Wristwatch' biosensor to track alcohol use

The device looks like a runner’s digital watch. Black, plastic and oversized, it dominates mathematician Gary Rosen’s wrist. But what Rosen has strapped on is no simple timepiece. It’s one of the very few prototypes ...

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