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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: March 2011

Image: NASA Images Tsunami's Effects on Northeastern Japan
NASA Images Tsunami's Effects on Northeastern Japan
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 3/14/11
The extent of inundation from the destructive and deadly tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011, magnitude 8.9 earthquake centered off Japan's northeastern coast about 130 kilometers (82 miles) east of the city of Sendai is revealed in this NASA satellite image.

Image: Reading Earth’s magnetic history
Reading Earth’s magnetic history
Source: MIT   Posted: 3/14/11
New tool allows unprecedented accuracy in dating of some seafloor rocks, with potential to help climate analysis.

Image: Black holes: a model for superconductors?
Black holes: a model for superconductors?
Source: UIllinois   Posted: 3/14/11
Physicists have shown how charged black holes can be used to model the behavior of interacting electrons in unconventional superconductors.

Image: Oscillating gels could find many uses
Oscillating gels could find many uses
Source: MIT   Posted: 3/14/11
MIT researchers analyze behavior of materials that change by themselves; could lead to practical applications.






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