Archive: 20/06/2006

Homebodies live on the edge

Scientists have discovered that an endangered Australian rock wallaby loves home so much, it rarely ventures more than a few hundred metres away. The brush-tailed rock wallaby lives in remote pockets of The Great Dividing ...

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Synchronising the Swarm

Models from theoretical physics, which are normally used to plot the motion of particles, are beginning to shed light upon the mass migration of living organisms as well. These include swarms of locusts, which begin to migrate ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in Mathematics
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NTT cash card falls victim to hacking

From taking to prepaid cards from their early years to encouraging people to use mobile phones to purchase everything from train tickets to coffee, Japan has been quick to embrace the concept of a cashless society. Yet that ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in Internet
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Scientists want polar bear protection

A U.S. climate researcher is leading a team of 30 North American and European scientists in urging the polar bear be listed as a threatened species.

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Measuring single qubits

“In a quantum system,” explains Alexander Korotkov at the University of California, Riverside, “the result of a measurement can change the system so that it moves in the same direction as the result.” Testing this ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in General Physics feature
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Physicists make an effervescent discovery

Space is fizzing. Above our heads, where the Earth’s magnetic field meets the constant stream of gas from the Sun, thousands of bubbles of superheated gas are constantly growing and popping. Their discovery could allow ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in General Physics
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