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Records 1 to 20 of 46 in August 2005

  • Article
    Data at your fingertips
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    Post-deadline
    Summary
    Secure optical data storage could soon be literally at your fingertips thanks to research being carried out by physicists in …
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  • Article
    Watching solids melt
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    Post-deadline
    Summary
    The melting of a solid is one of the most basic phenomena in physics. But this gradual loss of atomic …
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  • Article
    Bottoms down for quarks
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    Post-deadline
    Summary
    The Belle collaboration at the KEK laboratory in Japan has observed a rare process whereby a bottom quark decays into …
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  • Article
    ITER scientists chart way ahead
    Author
    1. Matin Durrani
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    When journalists and television crews were invited to a ministerial meeting at a hotel in Moscow on 28 June that …
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  • Article
    Milky Way may hold thousands of black holes
    Author
    1. Bob Swarup
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The Milky Way may contain as many as 10 000 medium-sized black holes, and we may be able to detect …
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    An opera for Oppenheimer
    Author
    1. Matin Durrani
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The events leading up to the detonation of the world's first atomic bomb 60 years ago are to be featured …
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    Commemorating 60 years of the bomb
    Author
    1. Matin Durrani
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    A group of artists, engineers and pyrotechnicianswho want to raise awareness of the dangers ofnuclear weapons simulated the detonation of …
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  • Article
    Infrared telescope takes to the skies
    Author
    1. John Moore
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The largest ever flying observatory is ex-pected to take offfor the first time thismonth.The $1.5bn Stratospheric Obser-vatory for Infrared Astronomy …
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  • Article
    New ‘Son of Concorde’ promised
    Author
    1. Belle Dumé
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    France and Japan have signed a deal to develop a new supersonic passenger plane that will succeed the now obsolete …
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  • Article
    Manchester to host nuclear institute
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    A new institute designed to increase the number of people with skills relevant to the nuclear industry has been set …
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  • Article
    APS seeks name change
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The American Physical Society (APS) plans to change its name to the American Physics Society to improve its recognition among …
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  • Article
    European dream nears reality
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    Attempts to create a European Research Council (ERC) moved a step forward last month when the European Commission announced the …
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  • Article
    Giant lasers target weapons stockpile
    Author
    1. Edwin Cartlidge
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    Since the US carried out its first nuclear detonation on 16 July 1945 the world has witnessed over 2000 nuclear …
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  • Article
    US to restart plutonium production
    Author
    1. Peter Gwynne
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The US is to resume production of the intensely radioactive isotope plutonium-238. It will do so at the Idaho National …
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  • Article
    Paper resurfaces from lost physicist
    Author
    1. Mark Buchanan
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The Italian physicist Ettore Majorana, who mysteriously disappeared while travelling by ship from Palermo to Naples in 1938 at the …
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  • Article
    Criminals face the forces of physics
    Author
    1. Paula Gould
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The prevention and detection of crime are becoming ever more dependent on science, as law enforcers seek to keep one …
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  • Article
    Tempel 1 returns to normal
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    NASA's Deep Impact probe, which crashed intocomet Tempell on 4 July, may not have liberatedas much pristine material from beneath …
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  • Article
    The quantum philosopher
    Author
    1. Edwin Cartlidge
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    Tony Leggett has two questions that he likes to ask audiences of physicists.The first concerns the double-slit experiment with single …
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    Beyond nuclear weapons
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    Comment: Editorial
    Summary
    It was 60 years ago this month that the worlds of physics and politics collided in a way that will …
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  • Article
    Einstein 2005
    Published
    August 2005
    Article Type
    Miscellaneous
    Summary
    Einstein and the bomb. On 2 August 1939 Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin D Roosevelt that had been …
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