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Records 1 to 20 of 44 in October 2011

  • Article
    Dreams come true at CERN
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Quanta
    Summary
    While some might opt for a trip to Disneyland when faced with a life-threatening illness, Marcus Trinder's dream was to …
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  • Article
    Plane board
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Quanta
    Summary
    Mumbai one month, Moscow the next. Physicists are well used to flying to conferences, so it should come as no …
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  • Article
    One small step for Uganda
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Quanta
    Summary
    Chris Nsamba is nothing if not ambitious. Claiming to be the founder of the African Space Research programme, Nsamba – …
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  • Article
    Elementary concerns
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Quanta
    Summary
    Science writer Sam Kean got a shock when he opened a parcel containing the Chinese version of his book The …
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  • Article
    CERN probes cosmic-ray effect
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Frontiers
    Summary
    Researchers in the CLOUD collaboration at CERN in Geneva have released the first results from the experiment, which is designed …
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    Neutrons go cubic
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Frontiers
    Summary
    Neutrons and protons may appear spherical here on Earth, but two physicists in Europe think that, if squeezed under enough …
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  • Article
    Designer light is all the fashion
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Frontiers
    Summary
    The strange optical effects shown above, including corkscrew-like vortex beams, have been created by a team of physicists led by …
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  • Article
    Bubble trouble solved
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Frontiers
    Summary
    Physicists in the Netherlands say they have explained the mystery of why tiny “nanobubbles” on wet surfaces can endure for …
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  • Article
    Portable lasers probe oil-rig waste
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    Frontiers
    Summary
    Researchers in Europe have developed a new device for monitoring the quality of water using a quantum cascade laser.
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  • Article
    Bombers target Mexican scientists
    Author
    1. Gabriela Frías Villegas
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    Researchers in Mexico have been put on high alert after attacks by an extremist group claiming to be against the …
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  • Article
    Dutch magnetic-field lab attracts big upgrade
    Author
    1. Martijn van Calmthout
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    Dutch physics received a boost in August when the government announced a large upgrade to the High-Field Magnetic Laboratory (HFML) …
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  • Article
    New centre kickstarts Poland's nuclear plans
    Author
    1. Michael Banks
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    Poland is to set up a new National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) that will carry out research into nuclear …
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  • Article
    JET gets set to test ITER conditions
    Author
    1. Michael Banks
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    Researchers at the Joint European Torus (JET) based at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in the UK have completed …
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  • Article
    Journal editor resigns over climate-change paper
    Author
    1. Peter Gwynne
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The editor of the open-access journal Remote Sensing has resigned over a climate-change paper that he admits should “not have …
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  • Article
    Jupiter in close view bags photographer astronomy prize
    Author
    1. Michael Banks
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    UK photographer Damian Peach has beaten more than 700 entries from all over the world to win the Astronomy Photographer …
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  • Article
    Scientists fume over axed scheme
    Author
    1. Peter Pockley
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    A total of 560 scientists in New Zealand have signed an open letter to the government protesting about the lack …
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  • Article
    US warns ‘space junk’ could threaten future missions
    Author
    1. Edwin Cartlidge
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    NASA's efforts to limit the ever-increasing amount of debris encircling the Earth are underfunded and badly organized.
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  • Article
    NASA mission set to map Moon's gravity
    Author
    1. Michael Banks
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    NASA has launched a new mission to the Moon to study its inner structure and composition.
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  • Article
    China splashes out $50m extra on basic science
    Author
    1. Jiao Li
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is to increase its funding for two national basic-research programmes by $50m …
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  • Article
    Senate supports space telescope
    Published
    October 2011
    Article Type
    News and Analysis
    Summary
    The US Senate has offered its support for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), reviving hopes that the $6.5bn telescope …
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