Archive: 3/04/2007

Hey, WIMPs: Beware of Dwarf

Stars may be bullies in their old age. White dwarfs—dense, collapsed stars in their final stage of life—could be skilled at swallowing and annihilating weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). These particles may ...

dateApr 03, 2007 in General Physics
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How did life on Earth originate?

Did life arrive from space? Rather than developing here, could the first life forms have been catapulted to Earth on a chunk of rock from outer space? Investigations show that microbes are capable of surviving just such a ...

dateApr 03, 2007 in Other
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Noise-absorbing windows

The noise of aircraft taking off, road traffic or a booming discotheque often drive inhabitants of the neighborhood to a nervous frenzy. The first-ever windows with active sound insulation offer much-needed relief to local ...

dateApr 03, 2007 in Engineering
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