News tagged with speed

Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race

Astronomers have discovered that our nearest large neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that ...

dateFeb 14, 2018 in Astronomy
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First 3-D imaging of excited quantum dots

Quantum dots are rapidly taking center stage in emerging applications and research developments, from enhanced LCD TVs and thin-film solar cells, to high-speed data transfer and fluorescent labeling in biomedical applications.

dateFeb 08, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Ultralow power consumption for data recording

A team of researchers at Tohoku University, in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Hanyang University, has developed new phase change material with electrical ...

dateJan 25, 2018 in General Physics
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When birds collide with high-speed rail

If a high-speed train runs at 185 mph through small urbanized areas, it is possible that some animals will be surprised in their path, including magpies, pigeons, crows and buzzards. These collisions have not been scientifically ...

dateJan 24, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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Modeling where the wind blows

By incorporating geographical information into models for wind energy, researchers from KAUST have developed an innovative statistical tool that reduces the computational burden of locating global wind resources.

dateJan 09, 2018 in Engineering
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The trouble with rockets

Space is big. Really big. It takes 10 years just to cross our solar system. The next star is 70,000 years away at the same speed. So if we're going to get anywhere, we're going to need more than just rockets.

dateJan 05, 2018 in Space Exploration
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