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Metamaterial: Mail armor inspires physicists

The Middle Ages certainly were far from being science-friendly: Whoever looked for new findings off the beaten track faced the threat of being burned at the stake. Hence, the contribution of this era to technical progress ...

dateFeb 09, 2017 in General Physics
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Surprising spin behavior at room temperature

The field of spintronics focuses on spin transport behavior in magnetic metals, and the major findings in this area have important implications for the field of electronics. This is because conventional electronics primarily ...

dateFeb 08, 2017 in General Physics
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Mind the gap—Rapid Burster behaviour explained

Scientists observing a curious neutron star in a binary system known as the 'Rapid Burster' may have solved a forty-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts. They discovered that its magnetic field creates a ...

dateFeb 01, 2017 in Astronomy
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Fermi sees gamma rays from 'hidden' solar flares

An international science team says NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has observed high-energy light from solar eruptions located on the far side of the sun, which should block direct light from these events. This apparent ...

dateJan 30, 2017 in Astronomy
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