Archive: 20/06/2006

The New New Math of String Theory

At the beginning of the last century, Albert Einstein posited a now famous theory that forever linked geometry and fundamental physics. According to general relativity, spacetime is curved, and that curvature affects the ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in General Physics
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Seismic shock absorbers for woodframe houses

As part of a major international project to design more earthquake-resistant woodframe buildings, an engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be testing a damping system designed to act as a seismic shock absorber. ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in Engineering
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Finding a short circuit before it finds you

A preemptive spark lasting for nanoseconds that helps find potentially dangerous short circuits hidden in the miles of wiring behind the panels of aging commercial airliners has been patented by Sandia National Laboratories.

dateJun 20, 2006 in Engineering
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Researchers Set Speed Record for Silicon-Based Chips

A research team from IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the first silicon-germanium transistor able to operate at frequencies above 500 GHz. Though the record performance was attained at extremely ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in Hardware
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