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Einstein Equations

Throughout the years mathematicians and physicists have been finding various solutions to Einstein’s equations. These solutions have helped scientists better understand the nature of our cosmos, as well develop theories ...

dateFeb 16, 2006 in feature
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How foamy is spacetime?

Maybe not as foamy as some scientists thought, as a fresh look at a quasar first observed in 1998 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) shows. Physicists observed a diffraction pattern called an Airy ring around the image of ...

dateFeb 10, 2006 in feature
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Faster Nanochannels Water Transport with Sharp Corners

A new study has revealed how sharp corners in nanochannels can speed up the drying rate of liquid water and in turn, transport water faster. "As far as we know, nobody else has realized this gain in water-transport speed," ...

dateJan 04, 2006 in feature
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Interstellar Spaceflight: Is It Possible?

With current space travel limited to just a few robotic probes visiting nearby planets, how realistic is it to think about reaching the nearest stars? For the short term, not very – especially when we speak of manned missions. ...

dateDec 07, 2005 in feature
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Detecting Single Viruses, Nanoparticles in Real-Time

Two researchers at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York, have developed a method to detect and recognize single viruses and other nanoparticles in one millisecond. Co-authors Filipp V. Ignatovich, a ...

dateDec 05, 2005 in feature
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 2)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the human race has ...

dateNov 25, 2005 in feature
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 1)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the human race has ...

dateNov 23, 2005 in feature
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