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Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.05.2011
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference Geneva, 23 May 2011. The three LHC experiments that study lead ion collisions all presented their latest results today at the annual Quark Matter conference, held this year in Annecy, France. The results are based on analysis of data collected during the last two weeks of the 2010 LHC run, when the LHC switched from protons to lead-ions.

Physics - 20.05.2011
Kostya Novoselov is made a Fellow of the Royal Society
Professor Konstantin 'Kostya' Novoselov, who along with his friend and colleague Professor Andre Geim discovered wonder material graphene, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

Physics - 20.05.2011
Skydiving on Saturn
Skydiving on Saturn
Science | Space Pete Wilton | 20 May 11 Daredevils regularly bail out at high altitude to skydive through Earth's atmosphere but what would it be like to skydive on Saturn? Would you jump in summer into an atmosphere shrouded in a yellow-ochre haze, aim for winter when the planet is tinged blue, or maybe leap into the shadow of those famous rings? These thoughts were prompted by new research from an international team led by Oxford University scientists into a powerful storm on Saturn first spotted in December 2010.

Physics - 19.05.2011
Stanford astronautics professor co-hosts series on National Geographic channel
Known Universe , an eight-part series on the National Geographic channel, has tapped assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics Sigrid Close as a host. The program looks at space exploration and the science and engineering behind it in a very lively manner, with plenty of demonstrations and experiments to keep things moving.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 19.05.2011
Cassini and Telescope See Violent Saturn Storm
Cassini and Telescope See Violent Saturn Storm
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Cassini spacecraft and a European Southern Observatory ground-based telescope tracked the growth of a giant early-spring storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere that is so powerful it stretches around the entire planet. The rare storm has been wreaking havoc for months and shooting plumes of gas high into the planet's atmosphere.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 19.05.2011
Researchers Release First Large Observational Study of 9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake
Data yields surprising findings about energy distribution over the fault slip and stress accumulation in the Japan Trench PASADENA, Calif.—When the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake an

Physics - Electroengineering - 19.05.2011
Plans Shape Up for a Revolutionary New Observatory to Explore Black Holes and the Big Bang
University of Birmingham physicists, with scientists from all over the world, present their design for the Einstein Telescope - Europe's next-generation detector that will ‘see' the Universe in gravitational waves. A new era in astronomy will come a step closer when scientists from across Europe present their design study for an advanced observatory capable of making precision measurements of gravitational waves - minute ripples in the fabric of spacetime - predicted to emanate from cosmic catastrophes such as merging black holes, collapsing stars and supernovae.

Chemistry - Physics - 18.05.2011
Rainbows without pigments offer new defence against fraud
Rainbows without pigments offer new defence against fraud
Rainbows without pigments offer new defence against fraud Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed pigment-free, intensely coloured polymer materials, which could provide new, anti-counterfeit devices on passports or banknotes due to their difficulty to copy.

Environment - Physics - 18.05.2011
Species extinction rates have been overestimated, new study claims
Species extinction rates have been overestimated, new study claims
The most widely used methods for calculating species extinction rates are "fundamentally flawed" and overestimate extinction rates by as much as 160 percent, life scientists report May 19 .

Environment - Physics - 17.05.2011
NASA Mission Will Observe Earth's Salty Seas
NASA Mission Will Observe Earth’s Salty Seas
PASADENA, Calif. Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory. The mission's primary instrument, Aquarius, will study interactions between ocean circulation, the water cycle and climate by measuring ocean surface salinity. Engineers at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are performing final tests before mating Aquarius/SAC-D to its Delta II rocket.

Physics - Materials Science - 17.05.2011
IBM and ETH Zurich open collaborative Nanotechnology Center
IBM and ETH Zurich open collaborative Nanotechnology Center
IBM and ETH Zurich to open the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center located on the campus of IBM Research - Zurich.

Physics - Electroengineering - 16.05.2011
Engineers create a tiny, energy-efficient laser for optical communication systems
Engineers create a tiny, energy-efficient laser for optical communication systems
In the push toward ever-smaller and ever-faster data transmission technology, a team of Stanford electrical engineers has produced a nanoscale laser that is much faster and vastly more energy efficient than anything available today.

Physics - Health - 16.05.2011
Maxwell at King's
Maxwell at King’s
It is 150 years since the physicist James Clerk Maxwell demonstrated the first colour photograph during a Royal Institution lecture on colour theory. Maxwell was a professor at King's at the time and the College is celebrating his world changing scientific discoveries beginning on 17 May, the 150th anniversary of that remarkable demonstration.

Physics - 12.05.2011
Strong, Tough, and Now Cheap: Caltech Researchers Have New Way to Process Metallic Glass
Strong, Tough, and Now Cheap: Caltech Researchers Have New Way to Process Metallic Glass
PASADENA, Calif.—Stronger than steel or titanium—and just as tough—metallic glass is an ideal material for everything from cell-phone cases to aircraft parts.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 12.05.2011
NASA's Galileo reveals magma 'ocean' beneath surface of Jupiter's moon
NASA’s Galileo reveals magma ’ocean’ beneath surface of Jupiter’s moon
A new analysis of data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft has revealed that beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io is an "ocean" of molten or partially molten magma. The finding, from a study published May 13 , is the first direct confirmation of such a magma layer on Io and explains why the moon is the most volcanic object known in the solar system.

Physics - Economics / Business - 12.05.2011
Perspective on: The future of fusion
Perspective on: The future of fusion
Posted May 12, 2011; 12:00 p.m.   share | e-mail | print by Kitta MacPherson Name: Stewart Prager Title: Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physi

Physics - Chemistry - 12.05.2011
New technique improves artificial photosynthesis
New technique improves artificial photosynthesis
Transforming solar energy into a usable form is a real challenge. One technique is to use semiconductors to store the energy as hydrogen. Unfortunately, the most efficient semiconductors are not the most stable. An EPFL team has just discovered that it is possible to protect the semiconductor with a uniform layer just a few nanometers thick.

Environment - Physics - 11.05.2011
Aquarius to Illuminate Links Between Salt, Climate
Aquarius to Illuminate Links Between Salt, Climate
When NASA's salt-seeking Aquarius instrument ascends to the heavens this June, the moon above its launch site at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base won't be in the seventh house, and Jupiter's latest alignment with Mars will be weeks in the past, in contrast to the lyrics of the song from the popular Broadway musical "Hair.

Physics - Chemistry - 11.05.2011
Remote bomb detection sensors
Remote bomb detection sensors
Scientists at King's College London are embarking on a project to develop a network of state-of-the-art sensors capable of detecting hidden explosives.

Physics - 11.05.2011
NASA's Dawn Captures First Image of Nearing Asteroid
NASA’s Dawn Captures First Image of Nearing Asteroid
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has obtained its first image of the giant asteroid Vesta, which will help fine-tune navigation during its approach.

Physics - Microtechnics - 11.05.2011
New nanotechnology cleanrooms at EPFL
New nanotechnology cleanrooms at EPFL
Renovated from top to bottom, EPFL's microengineering building is now prepared to house new, highly promising experiments in microengineering and bioengineering.

Chemistry - Physics - 09.05.2011
New sensor developed by MIT chemical engineers can detect tiny traces of explosives
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT researchers have created a new detector so sensitive it can pick up a single molecule of an explosive such as TNT.

Physics - 09.05.2011
CfA "Whipple" Mission Selected by NASA for Technology Development
Cambridge, MA - As part of its Discovery Program, NASA has selected three potential missions for 2016 that would look at Mars' interior for the first time; study an extraterrestrial ocean on one of Saturn's moons; and study in unprecedented detail the surface of a comet's nucleus.

Chemistry - Physics - 05.05.2011

Physics - 04.05.2011
Mars Tribute Marks Memories of Shepard's Flight
Mars Tribute Marks Memories of Shepard’s Flight
The team exploring Mars via NASA's Opportunity rover for the past seven years has informally named a Martian crater for the Mercury spacecraft that astronaut Alan Shepard christened Freedom 7.

Economics / Business - Physics - 04.05.2011
‘Ten year, one billion Euro plan’ for graphene
Graphene, the world's thinnest and most versatile material discovered by University of Manchester professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, has been selected as one of six possible projects for a 10-year, one billion Euro research initiative.

Physics - 04.05.2011
Comet Elenin: Preview of a Coming Attraction
Comet Elenin: Preview of a Coming Attraction
You may have heard the news: Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall. Comet Elenin (also known by its astronomical name C/2010 X1), was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, an observer in Lyubertsy, Russia, who made the discovery "remotely" using the ISON-NM observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico.

Physics - 03.05.2011
Dawn Reaches Milestone Approaching Asteroid Vesta
Dawn Reaches Milestone Approaching Asteroid Vesta
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has reached its official approach phase to the asteroid Vesta and will begin using cameras for the first time to aid navigation for an expected July 16 orbital encounter.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 02.05.2011
Three Professors at UC San Diego Elected to National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences today elected three professors at the University of California, San Diego to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U&p

Physics - 02.05.2011
Spacecraft Earth to Perform Asteroid 'Flyby' This Fall
Spacecraft Earth to Perform Asteroid ’Flyby’ This Fall
Since the dawn of the space age, humanity has sent 16 robotic emissaries to fly by some of the solar system's most intriguing and nomadic occupants - comets and asteroids. The data and imagery collected on these deep-space missions of exploration have helped redefine our understanding of how Earth and our part of the galaxy came to be.

Chemistry - Physics - 02.05.2011
Single-molecule switching in action
Single-molecule switching in action
Chemists from Innsbruck and New York managed to monitor single-molecule switching in action. In an article in "Nature Chemical Biology" they report their findings: The secret of bacterial riboswitches lies in their dynamics. These findings are also relevant in antibiotics research. Photo: Ronald Micura and Andrea Haller from the Institute for Organic Chemistry and the Center for Molecular Biosciences (CMBI) of the University of Innsbruck.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 29.04.2011
Asteroids collide at 11,000 miles per hour; scientists study debris
Asteroids collide at 11,000 miles per hour; scientists study debris
Scientists have captured and studied the collision of two asteroids for only the second time in the history of astronomy. In the May 20 edition of the Astrophysical Journal Letters (currently online), UCLA's David Jewitt and colleagues report on observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of a large asteroid that was hit by a much smaller one.

Physics - 28.04.2011
Voyager Set to Enter Interstellar Space
More than 30 years after they left Earth, NASA's twin Voyager probes are now at the edge of the solar system.

Physics - Economics / Business - 27.04.2011
Australian-led research in nanotechnology a huge breakthrough
Groundbreaking research in quantum light source led by the University of Sydney will result in information speeds many times faster and data that is almost impossible to hack.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.04.2011
The AMS detector heads for the International Space Station
Update 16 May 2011: Shuttle Endeavour launched successfully at 14:56 CEST Update 10 May 2011: Shuttle launch delayed - launch now planned 16 May 2011.

Physics - Economics / Business - 22.04.2011
Eight Stanford scholars named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Eight Stanford scholars are among the 212 members elected this year to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Physics - 22.04.2011
LHC sets world record beam intensity
LHC sets world record beam intensity Geneva, 22 April 2011. Around midnight this night CERN 1 ’s Large Hadron Collider set a new world record for beam intensity at a hadron collider when it collided beams with a luminosity of 4.67 × 10 32 cm -2 s -1 .

Chemistry - Physics - 21.04.2011
Say Hello to Cheaper Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Los Alamos scientists document utility of non-precious-metal catalysts LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, April 22, 2011?Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a way to avoid the use of expensive platinum in hydrogen fuel cells, the environmentally friendly devices that might replace current power sources in everything from personal data devices to automobiles.

Computer Science - Physics - 21.04.2011
Supercomputer Center to Venture Capitalists: Data-Intensive Supercomputing is Here
San Diego Supercomputer Center UC San Diego CONNECT "Data Deluge" is Changing, Expanding Supercomputer-based Research April 22, 2011 By Jan Zverina The exponentially increasing amount of digital info

Physics - 20.04.2011
How to make a balloon kebab and other delights from the Physics Buskers
What happens if you stick a sharp stick into a balloon? It pops, right? Well, not necessarily, as The University of Nottingham's Physics Buskers are keen to demonstrate… The Physics Buskers &m

Physics - 20.04.2011
Easter eggs-periments scientific egg-sploits from The University of Nottingham!
Easter eggs-periments scientific egg-sploits from The University of Nottingham!
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2011 April Easter eggs-periments - scientific egg-sploits from The University of Nottingham! PA 138/11 Want to know more about your Easter egg than simply what's inside it or how many you can eat? How about an MRI scan of your Easter egg? Crash testing your Easter egg? Or using egg pendulums to demonstrate other fascinating aspects of physics? Scientists at The University of Nottingham have come up wi

Chemistry - Physics - 20.04.2011
Breakthrough in the search for the holy grail for data storage
One of The University of Nottingham's leading young scientists has created a new compound which could lead to a breakthrough in the search for high performance computing techniques.

Physics - 20.04.2011
Cassini Sees Saturn Electric Link With Enceladus
NASA is releasing the first images and sounds of an electrical connection between Saturn and one of its moons, Enceladus. The data collected by the agency's Cassini spacecraft enable scientists to improve their understanding of the complex web of interaction between the planet and its numerous moons.

Physics - Electroengineering - 20.04.2011
EPFL revamps the CERN's power supply
EPFL revamps the CERN’s power supply
A new high-performance electrical system has been developed by the Industrial Electronics Laboratory at EPFL to ensure the particle accelerators of the CERN receive an energy supply that is both powerful and sufficiently stable.

Life Sciences - Physics - 18.04.2011
Researchers get a first look at the mechanics of membrane proteins
Researchers get a first look at the mechanics of membrane proteins
CHAMPAIGN, lll. In two new studies, researchers provide the first detailed view of the elaborate chemical and mechanical interactions that allow the ribosome - the cell's protein-building machinery - to insert a growing protein into the cellular membrane. The first study, , gives an atom-by-atom snapshot of a pivotal stage in the insertion process: the moment just after the ribosome docks to a channel in the membrane and the newly forming protein winds its way into the membrane where it will reside.

Physics - Economics / Business - 18.04.2011

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