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Physics - Health - 23.02.2010
Laboratory Fellow Rusty Gray named president of TMS
Scientist named at annual meeting of the The Minerals, Metals LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 24, 2010—Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow George T. "Rusty" Gray III was selected as 2010 president of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) during the society's annual meeting this month in Seattle, Washington.

Physics - Mathematics - 23.02.2010
Seven awarded Sloan Research Fellowships
Seven Princeton scientists have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive grants given to outstanding scholars who are conducting research at the frontiers of their fields. They are among 118 scientists, mathematicians, engineers and economists chosen for the award from 61 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Physics - Chemistry - 16.02.2010
Astronomers unveil atmospheres of far-away planets
Astronomers unveil atmospheres of far-away planets
The discovery and characterisation of a planet with an Earth-like atmosphere is a step closer thanks to a new observation technique, developed by astronomers at NASA and UCL, using small ground-based telescopes. Published today in Nature , astronomers have identified organic molecules in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet nearly 63 light years away.

Physics - 15.02.2010
Marriage of Microfluidics and Optics Could Advance Lab-On-a-Chip Devices
Cambridge, Mass. February 15, 2010 - With a silicone rubber “stick-on” sheet containing dozens of miniature, powerful lenses, engineers at Harvard are one step closer to putting the capacity of a large laboratory into a micro-sized package. Microfluidics, the ability to manipulate tiny volumes of liquid, is at the heart of many lab-on-a-chip devices.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 10.02.2010
Researchers reveal polycentric London
Researchers reveal polycentric London
Professor Michael Batty (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) and Dr Soong Kang (UCL Management Science and Innovation) applied the techniques of statistical physics to their mountain of raw data. The pair joined forces with a computational social scientist and a physicist, both based in Paris, to explore patterns of commuting by tube into central London.

Physics - Chemistry - 07.02.2010
Ingredients for life present on Saturnian moon, say UCL scientists
Ingredients for life present on Saturnian moon, say UCL scientists
A team from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory working on the Cassini-Huygens mission have found negatively charged water ions in the ice plume of Enceladus.   MSSL's Professor Andrew Coates, lead author of a paper on the latest discovery, said: 'While it's no surprise that there is water there, these short-lived ions are extra evidence for sub-surface water and where there's water, carbon and energy, some of the major ingredients for life are present.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 05.02.2010
Princeton scientist makes a leap in quantum computing
Princeton scientist makes a leap in quantum computing
Jason Petta, an assistant professor of physics, has found a way to alter the property of a lone electron without disturbing the trillions of electrons in its immediate surroundings. Such a feat is an important step toward developing future types of quantum computers.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 02.02.2010
Satellite Observations Help Assess Future Earthquake Risk in Haiti
February 03, 2010 — Viginia Key — Scientists at the University of Miami have analyzed images based on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) observations taken before and just after Haiti's earthquake, on January 12. The images reveal surprising new details. The images were obtained using data from Japan's ALOS satellite and made available to the scientific community through the efforts of GEO, the Group of Earth Observation, an umbrella group of many countries that promotes the exchange of satellite data to efficiently observe our planet, and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Physics - Chemistry - 26.01.2010
Black hole hunters set new distance record
Black hole hunters set new distance record
Using the European Southern Observatory´s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers from the University of Sheffield have detected a stellar mass black hole much farther away than any other previously known. The newly discovered black hole is in the spiral galaxy NGC 300, about six million light years away from the Sun.

Computer Science - Physics - 25.01.2010
New record in magnetic tape data density
New record in magnetic tape data density
IBM researchers today announced they have demonstrated a world record in areal data density on linear magnetic tape — a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient, reliable and affordable data storage technologies.

Physics - Event - 20.01.2010
Five Los Alamos researchers receive Early Career Awards
Grants to support innovation in basic science, energy security, climate change LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, January 21, 2010?Five Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been awarded five-year research grants under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act through the U.S. Department of Energy?s prestigious Office of Science Early Career Research Program, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced recently.

Physics - Health - 19.01.2010
Herschel readies itself for the Orion Nebula
Herschel readies itself for the Orion Nebula , showed that it was performing beyond its design specification. However, by 3 August 2009, something was clearly wrong and the instrument team and ESA had to decide what to do. Herschel is stationed 1.5 million kilometres from Earth, directly away from the Sun, and way out of the reach of astronauts.

Physics - Environment - 07.01.2010
LANL announces Top 10 science stories of 2009
Los Alamos achievements from supercomputing to biofuels Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 8, 2010—Los Alamos National Laboratory has identified the Top 10 Laboratory science stories of 2009 based on global viewership of online media content and major programmatic milestones. "Often our top breakthroughs in terms of scientific impact are also the ones that garner the most attention in the media," said Terry Wallace, Laboratory principal associate director of science, technology, and engineering.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 03.01.2010
Spectacular Mars images reveal evidence of ancient lakes
Spectacular Mars images reveal evidence of ancient lakes
Spectacular satellite images suggest that Mars was warm enough to sustain lakes 3 billion years ago, a period that was previously thought to be too cold and arid to sustain water on the surface, according to research published today in Geology . The research, by a team from Imperial College London and UCL, suggests that during the Hesperian Epoch, approximately 3 billion years ago, Mars had lakes made of melted ice, each around 20km wide, along parts of the equator.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 17.12.2009
Astronomers find world with inhospitable atmosphere
Astronomers find world with inhospitable atmosphere
Astronomers have discovered the second super-Earth exoplanet for which they have determined the mass and radius, giving vital clues about its structure.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.12.2009
Scientists Use Light to Map Neurons’ Effects on One Another
Cambridge, Mass. December 17, 2009 - Scientists at Harvard University have used light and genetic trickery to trace out neurons' ability to excite or inhibit one another, literally shedding new light on the question of how neurons interact with one another in live animals. The work is described in the current issue of the journal Nature Methods.

Physics - Health - 15.12.2009
Mastery of physical goals lessens disease-related depression
Physically active individuals have an increased sense of accomplishment, or situation-specific self-confidence, which in turn results in reduced depression and reduced fatigue, said Edward McAuley, a professor of kinesiology and community health at Illinois and lead author on the study. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, lll.

Computer Science - Physics - 14.12.2009
More Powerful and Environmentally-Friendly Computers
More Powerful and Environmentally-Friendly Computers
Not so long ago, our computers had a single core which had to be boosted for performance - making each machine into a great central heating system.

Physics - Electroengineering - 08.12.2009
Leading academic granted esteemed fellowship
Leading academic granted esteemed fellowship
A talented academic at the University of Sheffield is set to lead the way in new research after being awarded a prestigious research fellowship title by the Royal Society - the UK's national academy of science. Dr Gino Hrkac, from the Department of Engineering Materials, was selected to be one of only 38 new University Research Fellows (URFs) across the UK for 2009 as a result of his research into the new phenomena of functional nano-magnetism and spintronics.

Physics - 01.12.2009
Scientists Celebrate First Physics Results from the LHC
Birmingham physicists have played a key role in producing the first results from CERN's Large Hadron Collider, a 27km underground tunnel near Geneva, where scientists are colliding together particles to discover what happened a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. These results have come out of the ALICE collaboration's detector which will study the physics from ultra-high energy proton-proton and lead-lead interactions.