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Physics - 18.12.2010
World’s largest neutrino observatory completed at South Pole
Culminating a decade of planning, innovation and testing, construction of the world's largest neutrino observatory was successfully completed today.

Physics - Electroengineering - 17.12.2010
Inaugural Schmidt Fund awards enable innovative explorations in sensors and electronics
Inaugural Schmidt Fund awards enable innovative explorations in sensors and electronics
A project that could enable the development of revolutionary electronics and a separate project that could dramatically improve diabetes monitoring and treatment are the first two research efforts to

Physics - 16.12.2010
NASA Spacecraft Provides Travel Tips for Mars Rover
NASA Spacecraft Provides Travel Tips for Mars Rover
SAN FRANCISCO - NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is getting important tips from an orbiting spacecraft as it explores areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments. Researchers are using a mineral-mapping instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to help the rover investigate a large ancient crater called Endeavour.

Environment - Physics - 16.12.2010
First Professor in Sustainable Energy
First Professor in Sustainable Energy
PA 361/10 Gavin Walker, an expert in hydrogen storage, has been appointed as The University of Nottingham's first Professor in Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Physics - 16.12.2010
A Galaxy for Everyone
A Galaxy for Everyone
This collage of galaxies from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the many "flavors" that galaxies come in, from star-studded spirals to bulging ellipticals to those paired with other companion galaxies.

Physics - 16.12.2010
First measurement of magnetic field in Earth's core
BERKELEY — A University of California, Berkeley, geophysicist has made the first-ever measurement of the strength of the magnetic field inside Earth's core, 1,800 miles underground. The magnetic field strength is 25 Gauss, or 50 times stronger than the magnetic field at the surface that makes compass needles align north-south.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 16.12.2010
Tiny 3-D images from Stanford and SLAC shed light on origin of Earth's core
Tiny 3-D images from Stanford and SLAC shed light on origin of Earth’s core
A new method of capturing detailed, three-dimensional images of minute samples of material under extreme pressures is shedding light on the evolution of the Earth's interior. Early results suggest that the early Earth did not have to be entirely molten to separate into the rocky crust and iron-rich core it has today.

Physics - Chemistry - 16.12.2010
New hope for terahertz
Terahertz rays - radiation between microwaves and infrared rays on the electromagnetic spectrum - are a promising means of detecting explosives, but they‘ve proven hard to generate cost effectively.

Physics - Health - 16.12.2010
Mosquito-Repelling Light Barriers Show Great Promise in the Containment of Malaria
As an experimental physicist, Szabolcs Márka uses data analysis and diagnostics to enhance the reach of laser equipment to detect cosmic gravitational waves.

Physics - Chemistry - 15.12.2010
NASA's Odyssey Spacecraft Sets Exploration Record on Mars
NASA’s Odyssey Spacecraft Sets Exploration Record on Mars
PASADENA, Calif., - NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet. The probe begins its 3,340th day in Martian orbit at 5:55 p.m. PST (8:55 p.m. EST) on Wednesday to break the record set by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor, which orbited Mars from 1997 to 2006.

Physics - Environment - 15.12.2010

Earth Sciences - Physics - 14.12.2010
Cassini Spots Potential Ice Volcano on Saturn Moon
Cassini Spots Potential Ice Volcano on Saturn Moon
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found possible ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon Titan that are similar in shape to those on Earth that spew molten rock. Topography and surface composition data have enabled scientists to make the best case yet in the outer solar system for an Earth-like volcano landform that erupts in ice.

Physics - 13.12.2010
NASA Probe Sees Solar Wind Decline
NASA Probe Sees Solar Wind Decline
PASADENA, Calif. The 33-year odyssey of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached a distant point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind.

Physics - Event - 13.12.2010

Physics - Economics / Business - 13.12.2010
Scientists week in Westminster
Three UCL researchers report on their week in Westminster, the first part of a Royal Society scheme to build bridges between parliamentarians, civil servants and some of the best science research workers in the UK.

Physics - Economics / Business - 13.12.2010

Physics - Economics / Business - 12.12.2010
Scientists week in Westminster
Three UCL researchers report on their week in Westminster, the first part of a Royal Society scheme to build bridges between parliamentarians, civil servants and some of the best science research workers in the UK.

Physics - Chemistry - 09.12.2010
Odyssey Orbiter Nears Martian Longevity Record
PASADENA, Calif. By the middle of next week, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will have worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.

Economics / Business - Physics - 09.12.2010
Take-off for centre of excellence in aerospace
PA354/10 The University of Nottingham confirms its position as a global leader in aerospace research with the launch of its new Institute for Aerospace Technology on December 14.

Environment - Physics - 08.12.2010
The 12 Plankton of Christmas
A top scientist who studies microscopic creatures that live in the sea has discovered the "12 plankton of Christmas".

Environment - Physics - 08.12.2010
The 12 Plankton of Christmas
A top scientist who studies microscopic creatures that live in the sea has discovered the "12 plankton of Christmas".

Chemistry - Physics - 08.12.2010
Platinum-coated nanoparticles could power fuel cell cars
Platinum-coated nanoparticles could power fuel cell cars
Fuel cells may power the cars of the future, but it's not enough to just make them work - they have to be affordable.

Event - Physics - 08.12.2010
University to develop unique X-ray imaging and coherence facility
The University of Manchester has joined forces with Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility, to produce a world-class imaging facility.

Physics - Electroengineering - 07.12.2010
Theoretical breakthrough: Generating matter and antimatter from the vacuum
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Under just the right conditions—which involve an ultra-high-intensity laser beam and a two-mile-long particle accelerator—it could be possible to create something out of nothing, according to University of Michigan researchers. The scientists and engineers have developed new equations that show how a high-energy electron beam combined with an intense laser pulse could rip apart a vacuum into its fundamental matter and antimatter components, and set off a cascade of events that generates additional pairs of particles and antiparticles.

Physics - 07.12.2010
Director General CERN launches $25M ARC Centre on origins of universe
Director General of CERN, Switzerland, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer has launched a new $25m ARC Centre to explore the origins of the universe after the big bang at the Australian Institute of Physics Congress today.

Physics - Computer Science - 06.12.2010
So You Think You Can Solve a Cosmology Puzzle?
So You Think You Can Solve a Cosmology Puzzle?
Cosmologists have come up with a new way to solve their problems. They are inviting scientists, including those from totally unrelated fields, to participate in a grand competition. The idea is to spur outside interest in one of cosmology's trickiest problems - measuring the invisible dark matter and dark energy that permeate our universe.

Life Sciences - Physics - 06.12.2010
A better understanding of nitric oxide toxicity
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Researchers at MIT, the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), and the University of California at Davis have succeeded in characterizing the dinitrosyl iron complexes (DNICs) produced during breakdown of the iron-sulphur cluster in Rieske proteins by nitric oxide (NO).

Chemistry - Physics - 03.12.2010
Engineers lay on a ’green’ Christmas
PA342/10 Hundreds of school pupils will get an entertaining insight into the future of energy at a Christmas lecture laid on at The University of Nottingham.

Physics - Administration - 02.12.2010
Scientists prove stars are born more rapidly than was previously thought 20 December 2010 Sussex astronomers see the universe as it was eight billion years ago. Pro-Vice-Chancellor and colleagues visit Japanese alumni 6 December 2010 Alumni from across Japan came together recently for receptions with Professor Chris Marlin, Victoria Shaw and Professor Richard Black. Sussex Energy Group briefs UN on low carbon technology
starburst Scientists, including astronomers at the University of Sussex, have presented the first conclusive evidence that stars formed most rapidly about 10 billion years ago, or about three to four billion years after the Big Bang, and that the rate of star formation is much faster than was thought.

Physics - 02.12.2010
Double Vision: New Instrument Casts Its Eyes to the Sky
Double Vision: New Instrument Casts Its Eyes to the Sky
The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer has taken its first images of the star Beta Peg in the constellation Pictor - an encouraging start for an instrument designed to probe the cosmic neighborhoods where Earth-like planets could exist.

Physics - Electroengineering - 02.12.2010
Los Alamos Neutron Science Center gets capacity boost
Los Alamos Neutron Science Center gets capacity boost
The facility can simulate the effects of hundreds or thousands of years of cosmic-ray-induced neutrons in a single hour.

Physics - Innovation - 01.12.2010
Breakthrough chip technology lights the path to exascale computing
IBM silicon nanophotonics uses optical signals to connect chips faster and with lower power | Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, 1 December 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM ) scientists today unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light (instead of electrical signals), resulting in smaller, faster and more power-efficient chips than is possible with conventional technologies.

Physics - 01.12.2010
The WikiLeaks documents could cause Iranian factions to create a united front, says Stanford’s Abbas Milani
Abbas Milani, the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on the Iranian government.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 30.11.2010
Thomas J. Ahrens, 74
Thomas J. Ahrens, 74
Thomas J. Ahrens, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, at Caltech, died at his home in Pasadena on November 24.

Physics - 30.11.2010
Mars Rover Construction Webcam Tops Million Viewers
Mars Rover Construction Webcam Tops Million Viewers
PASADENA, Calif. More than one million people have watched assembly and testing of NASA's next Mars rover via a live webcam since it went online in October.

Economics / Business - Physics - 30.11.2010

Mathematics - Physics - 30.11.2010
The true language of love It’s math, says Berkeley professor Edward Frenkel, whose steamy new film touches a nerve
BERKELEY — Beauty and truth aren't the first things that come to mind, for most people, when they think about math. Berkeley math professor Edward Frenkel is trying to change that. He tells his classes in multivariable calculus that one of his goals is to unlock the subject's inherent beauty for them, the truth revealed by a mathematical formula.

History / Archeology - Physics - 30.11.2010
Einstein Foundation Fellowship for Cambridge academic
Einstein Foundation Fellowship for Cambridge academic
Professor Liba Taub, Director and Curator of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and Fellow of Newnham College, has been awarded a prestigious Einstein Foundation Visiting Fellowship.

Economics / Business - Physics - 29.11.2010
Cambridge Challenge Fund marks ten years
Cambridge Challenge Fund marks ten years
The University of Cambridge Challenge Fund, which supports the development of new businesses arising from University research, has recently marked its tenth anniversary.

Physics - 29.11.2010
Cassini Finds Warm Cracks on Enceladus
PASADENA, Calif. New images and data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft give scientists a unique Saturn-lit view of active fissures through the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus. They reveal a more complicated web of warm fractures than previously thought. The new images are available at: http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Computer Science - Physics - 29.11.2010

Environment - Physics - 29.11.2010
The challenges of a world warmed by 2 or 4 degrees Celsius
The challenges of a world warmed by 2 or 4 degrees Celsius
Oxford scientists have contributed to a series of research papers about the impacts of global warming to coincide with the opening of the Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. One study, led by Niel Bowerman of the Oxford University's Department of Physics, warns that the conference will fail to meet its objectives unless it addresses not just how much the planet warms, but also how fast it warms.

Physics - Life Sciences - 26.11.2010

Physics - 26.11.2010
LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe
LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe Geneva, 26 November 2010. After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe’s life.

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