MIT physicists create new form of matter
Source: MIT Posted: 6/26/05 MIT scientists have brought a supercool end to a heated race among physicists: They have become the first to create a new type of matter, a gas of atoms that shows high-temperature superfluidity.
Elusive Planet Reshapes a Ring Around Neighboring Star
Source: NASA Posted: 6/26/05 The new NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope image of a narrow, dusty ring around the nearby star Fomalhaut offers the strongest evidence yet that an unruly and unseen planet may be gravitationally tugging on the ring.
New Liquid Cooling Technique
Source: GeorgiaTech Posted: 6/26/05 A new technique for fabricating liquid cooling channels onto the backs of high-performance integrated circuits could allow denser packaging of chips while providing better temperature control and improved reliability.
New Study: Why Solar Cells Lose Potency
Source: OhioU Posted: 6/17/05 When photovoltaic material is exposed to intense light it forms defects, reducing the efficiency of the solar cells by 10 to 15 percent. New study at Ohio University may have found the root of the problem.
Scientists Discover Possible Titan Volcano
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 6/10/05 A recent flyby of Saturn’s hazy moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft has revealed evidence of a possible volcano, which could be a source of methane in Titan’s atmosphere.
Mars Express discovers aurorae on Mars
Source: ESA Posted: 6/10/05 ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft has for the first time ever detected an aurora on Mars. This aurora is of a type never previously observed in the Solar System.
NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Source: NIST Posted: 6/6/05 Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at NIST.