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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: February 2008

Image: Bye, Bye Ulysses
Bye, Bye Ulysses
Source: JPL/NASA   Posted: 2/27/08
The joint NASA and European Space Agency Ulysses mission to study the sun and its influence on surrounding space is likely to cease operations in the next few months.

Image: Color-Coding Atoms
Color-Coding Atoms
Source: Cornell   Posted: 2/27/08
A new electron microscope is enabling scientists for the first time to form images that uniquely identify individual atoms in a crystal and see how those atoms bond to one another. And in living color.

Image: MIT Creates Gecko-Inspired Bandage
MIT Creates Gecko-Inspired Bandage
Source: MIT   Posted: 2/27/08
Researchers have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by gecko lizards that may soon join sutures and staples as a basic operating room tool for patching up surgical wounds or internal injuries.

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'Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannnot communicate and teach it.'

Hermann Hesse
(1877-1962)


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