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Chemistry - Physics - 05.03.2010
Thomas Pigford, influential voice in nuclear policy, dies at 87
Thomas Pigford, professor emeritus and founding chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and an influential voice in nuclear policy, has died at the age of 87.

Physics - Health - 04.03.2010
McGill web partner Futurity expands to U.K.
The research news Web site Futurity, featuring discoveries from McGill and 45 other research universities in North America, has gained seven new partners in the U.K. Since launching in

Physics - 04.03.2010
Phobos flyby success
Phobos flyby success 4 March 2010 Mars Express encountered Phobos last night, smoothly skimming past at just 67 km, the closest any manmade object has ever approached Mars? enigmatic moon.

Physics - 04.03.2010
CERN to celebrate International Women’s day
Geneva, 4 March 2010. On Monday 8 March, CERN 1 will take on a distinctly feminine look as the laboratory celebrates the role of women in physics. Often seen as a male preserve, the reality is rather different, with women playing key roles across all areas of CERN activity. “At CERN, and in particle physics the world over, talent is the only criterion that counts,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer.

Physics - History / Archeology - 03.03.2010
Science festival set for launch
Science festival set for launch
Many of these events are organised by or involve Oxford University staff and students.

Chemistry - Physics - 03.03.2010
A simpler way to make micromachines
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Microelectromechanical devices gave us the Wii and the digital projector. MIT researchers have found a way to manufacture them by stamping them on plastic, opening up the possibility of coating large areas with tiny sensors.

Physics - Health - 03.03.2010
UCLA's CNSI, British nanoscience center sign agreement to further research collaborations
UCLA’s CNSI, British nanoscience center sign agreement to further research collaborations
The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI) at England's University of Bristol have entered into an agreement to expand research collaborations and educational exchanges in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Event - Physics - 01.03.2010
Sloan Fellowship awarded to McGill astrophysicist
McGill University Astrophysicist Matt Dobbs has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship.

Physics - Health - 01.03.2010
Scientists make tiny new magnets from old bugs
Scientists in Manchester have found a clean and green way of making tiny magnets for high tech gadgets – using natural bacteria that have been around for millions of years.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 01.03.2010
Physicist explores spectacular solar system for BBC
A University of Manchester physicist will visit some of the most extreme locations on Earth for a spellbinding new TV series, as part of the BBC's 2010 celebration of science.

Linguistics / Literature - Physics - 28.02.2010
Researchers bring historical work into the digital age
Researchers bring historical work into the digital age
Researchers at the University of Sheffield and Royal Holloway, University of London have launched a unique online edition of the collected plays of dramatist Richard Brome, which marks the culmination of a four-year project to digitise the works.

Health - Physics - 25.02.2010
Researchers gain detailed insight into failing heart cells using new nano-technique
Researchers gain detailed insight into failing heart cells using new nano-technique
Researchers gain detailed insight into failing heart cells using new nano-technique Researchers look at how heart failure affects the surface of an individual heart muscle cell in minute detail %0A "

Physics - Chemistry - 25.02.2010
UCLA 'dark matter' conference highlights new research on mysterious cosmic substance
UCLA ’dark matter’ conference highlights new research on mysterious cosmic substance
Dark matter, for more than 70 years as mysterious and unknowable a subject to science as the legendary island of Atlantis has been to history, is bringing 140 scientists from the U.S.

Physics - Electroengineering - 25.02.2010
New graphene ’nanomesh’ could change the future of electronics
Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of a carbon lattice with a honeycomb structure, has great potential for use in radios, computers, phones and other electronic devices. But applications have been stymied because the semi-metallic graphene, which has a zero band gap, does not function effectively as a semiconductor to amplify or switch electronic signals.

Chemistry - Physics - 24.02.2010
Hodgkin gets stamp of approval
Hodgkin gets stamp of approval
It's great to see that Oxford's Dorothy Hodgkin is honoured in a new set of Royal Mail stamps celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society.

Law - Physics - 24.02.2010
N.J. Supreme Court Chief Justice to speak
Stuart Rabner, chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, will engage in a public conversation with Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber , a noted legal scholar, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Life Sciences - Physics - 23.02.2010
Caltech Receives More than $33 Million from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
PASADENA, Calif. -Research in genomic sciences, astronomy, seismology, and neuroeconomics are some of the many projects being funded at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Electroengineering - Physics - 23.02.2010
Cutting energy used by electronics focus of new center
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $24.5 million to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, to head an ambitious, multi-institutional center that could one day lead to a million-fold reduction in power consumption by electronics.

Physics - 19.02.2010
ESA chooses three scientific missions for further study
ESA chooses three scientific missions for further study 19 February 2010 Dark energy, habitable planets around other stars, and the mysterious nature of our own Sun, have been chosen by ESA as candidates for two medium-class missions to be launched no earlier than 2017.

Physics - Event - 18.02.2010
Images of extrasolar planets win award for most outstanding papers in Science
Images of extrasolar planets win award for most outstanding papers in Science
Four of the authors awarded the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for outstanding papers in the journal Science . From left to right, Professors Paul Kalas, Eugene Chiang and James Graham and doctoral candidate Edwin Kite. (Barbara Hoversten/UC Berkeley) BERKELEY — A picture is worth a thousand words, or so University of California, Berkeley, astronomer Paul Kalas found out when he published a Hubble Space Telescope image of a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting the star Fomalhaut.

Physics - 17.02.2010
First results from one of the new Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN
First results from one of the new Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN
First results from one of the new Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN CMS scientists running the world?s biggest scientific experiment have published their first collision data from the new particle accelerator.

Physics - Chemistry - 17.02.2010
Most precise test yet of Einstein's gravitational redshift
Most precise test yet of Einstein's gravitational redshift
BERKELEY — While airplane and rocket experiments have proved that gravity makes clocks tick more slowly — a central prediction of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity — a new experiment in an atom interferometer measures this slowdown 10,000 times more accurately than before, and finds it to be exactly what Einstein predicted.

Physics - Life Sciences - 17.02.2010
Six UC Berkeley faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering
Six faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley, are among 68 new members and nine foreign associates elected today (Wednesday, Feb.

Physics - 16.02.2010
UCL invites public to explore the Universe
UCL invites public to explore the Universe
UCL is hosting a free festival of astronomy for schools, families and the general public  as part of National Science and Engineering Week in March. Your Universe will show how UCL scientists are contributing to the advancement of our knowledge, from discovering extra-solar planets to unravelling the mystery of dark energy.

Chemistry - Physics - 16.02.2010
Nanotech discovery may green chemical manufacturing
A new nanotech catalyst developed by McGill University Chemists Chao-Jun Li, Audrey Moores and their colleagues offers industry an opportunity to reduce the use of expensive and toxic heavy metals.

Physics - Life Sciences - 16.02.2010
LANL Medal recipient George Cowan, 90, presents memoirs at talk, book signing February 25 in Los Alamos
LANL Medal recipient George Cowan, 90, presents memoirs at talk, book signing February 25 in Los Alamos
Scientist, businessman, and philanthropist George Cowan will talk about his new book, Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute.

Physics - 16.02.2010
Phobos flyby season starts again
16 February 2010 Today Mars Express began a series of flybys of Phobos, the largest moon of Mars. The campaign will reach its crescendo on 3 March, when the spacecraft will set a new record for the closest pass to Phobos, skimming the surface at just 50 km.

Physics - Administration - 15.02.2010
Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells with Silicon Wire Arrays
Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells with Silicon Wire Arrays
PASADENA, Calif.—Using arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created a new type of flexible solar cell that enhances the absorption of sunlight and efficiently converts its photons into electrons.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 14.02.2010
Thomson Reuters Study Ranks RSMAS with Global Heavy Hitter’
February 15, 2010 — The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science is listed as one of the top ‘heavy hitters' in the recently released ‘Essential Science Indicators' list published by Thomson Reuters.

Physics - Chemistry - 14.02.2010
Digging Deep into Diamonds, Applied Physicists Advance Quantum Science and Technology
Cambridge, Mass. February 14, 2010 - By creating diamond-based nanowire devices, a team at Harvard has taken another step towards making applications based on quantum science and technology possible.

Physics - Chemistry - 12.02.2010
New fiber nanogenerators could lead to electric clothing
New fiber nanogenerators could lead to electric clothing
BERKELEY — In research that gives literal meaning to the term "power suit," University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2010
AMS experiment embarks on first leg of mission into space
Geneva, 12 February 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN 1 this morning on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). A special convoy carrying the experiment is due to arrive at the European Space Agency's research and technology centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands in six days time.

Electroengineering - Physics - 11.02.2010
Sheffield scientists involved in NASA´s latest mission
Sheffield scientists involved in NASA´s latest mission
Sheffield scientists celebrated the launch of NASA´s latest space mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida yesterday (Thursday 11 February 2010).

Physics - 11.02.2010
Kavli finding suggests retrograde spin of supermassive black holes may create jets that control galaxy evolution
Every galaxy has a collection of black holes, regions that gobble up matter and energy and can each be up to 10 times the sun?s mass.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 10.02.2010
UCL researchers reveal polycentric London
UCL researchers reveal polycentric London
Researchers from UCL have analysed millions of Oyster Card journeys in a bid to understand how, why and where we travel in London.

Physics - Environment - 10.02.2010
BP, MIT and the University of Manchester link up to research engineering materials and corrosion
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? BP has selected the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Manchester as its academic research partners to further investigate materials and corrosion science and technology.

Physics - Health - 08.02.2010
Atomic heavyweights meet in element factory
Atomic heavyweights meet in element factory
Picture shows Prof Poliakoff (left) with Prof Hofmann in front of the particle accelerator at GSI. Image courtesy of GSI. PA 20/10 It was the perfect setting for a meeting between two superstars of the Periodic Table. The GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany, is the home of the heaviest elements on the planet — atoms so dense and unstable they only exist for a few seconds before decaying.

Physics - 08.02.2010
Initial results from high-energy proton collisions at the LHC
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? In December, the Large Hadron Collider, the world?s largest particle accelerator, shattered the world record for highest energy particle collisions.

Physics - Chemistry - 05.02.2010
Electrons on the brink: Fractal patterns may be key to semiconductor magnetism
Electrons on the brink: Fractal patterns may be key to semiconductor magnetism
On the brink of the metal-insulator transition, the electrons in a manganese-doped gallium arsenide semiconductor are distributed across the surface of the material in complex, fractal-like patterns. These shapes are visible in this electron map, where the colors red, orange and yellow indicate areas on the surface of the semiconductor where electrons are most likely to be found at a given point in time.

Physics - Economics / Business - 05.02.2010
Startup joins UCLA tech incubator space to develop contactless electronic connections
UCLA has opened its on-campus technology incubator space at the California NanoSystems Institute to WaveConnex Inc.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 05.02.2010
Scientist makes a leap in quantum computing
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.

Physics - Chemistry - 04.02.2010
Cars of the future could be powered by their bodywork thanks to new battery technology
Cars of the future could be powered by their bodywork thanks to new battery technology
Cars of the future could be powered by their bodywork thanks to new battery technology Scientists develop new composite material that could revolutionise car design and manufacturing %0A " For Immedi

Physics - Chemistry - 04.02.2010
MIT researchers build first germanium laser
Boston - MIT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? MIT researchers have demonstrated the first laser built from germanium that can emit wavelengths of light useful for optical communications.

Physics - 03.02.2010
’Comet’ turns out to be debris from asteroid collision, something not seen before
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a mysterious X-shaped debris pattern and trailing streamers of dust that suggest a head-on collision between two asteroids.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 03.02.2010
Craters young and old in Sirenum Fossae
Craters young and old in Sirenum Fossae
3 February 2010 The Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera has imaged craters both young and old in this view of the Southern Highlands of Mars.

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