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Reality check for topological insulators

Topological insulators, a class of materials which has been investigated for just over a decade, have been heralded as a new 'wonder material", as has graphene. But so far, topological insulators have not quite lived up to ...

dateJul 27, 2017 in General Physics
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Image: Nanobot's giant leap

This highly mobile, jumping Nanobot was designed by a team of space engineers challenged to develop a Moon mission that was not only technically viable but could also make a profit.

dateAug 02, 2017 in Space Exploration
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See our seasons change from space

With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding our changing planet has been made that much easier. Seeing the effect spring has on our plant ...

dateJul 07, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: Lunar module at Tranquility Base

This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the camera are ...

dateJul 21, 2017 in Space Exploration
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