New compounds for molecule interferometry experiments

When waves meet, a new single wave is created. This phenomenon is well understood for mechanical waves such as sound, and electro-magnetic waves such as light, and the "interference" of light waves is applied in astronomy, ...

Being 'secondary' is important for a Webb Telescope mirror

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Secondary" may not sound as important as "primary" but when it comes to the next-generation James Webb Space Telescope a secondary mirror plays a critical role in ensuring the telescope gathers information ...

Strep infections responsible for groper deaths

Researchers are in a race against time to save Queensland's protected groper fish, which are washing up dead along the beaches of Northern Queensland in increasing numbers.

Economics wizards calculate cost to attend Hogwarts

In honor of the release of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, two Lehigh University economics students decided to investigate what it would cost to attend the prestigious Hogwarts ...

Foreseer of future resources

Understanding how energy can be used efficiently is key to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating future fuel and food shortages. But energy use is only part of the story. The link between resources and final services – ...

LA students more true to their charter schools than teachers

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District’s charter schools are up to three times more likely to leave their school at year’s end compared with their peers in other LAUSD schools, according to a University ...

Qualcomm 3Q results beat Wall Street estimates

(AP) -- Wireless chip-maker Qualcomm Inc.'s results for the latest quarter beat Wall Street's expectations, and its projections for the current quarter are also above analysts' estimates.

Review: Tuning in to music service Spotify

I've been listening to a lot more music than usual for the past week, including tons of the "guilty pleasure" tunes I hate to admit I adore. I won't get into details, but let's just say that Britney Spears and songs covered ...

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