Quantum Secrets of Photosynthesis Revealed
Source: LBL Posted: 4/29/07 How photosynthesis achieves this near instantaneous energy transfer is a long-standing mystery that may have finally been solved. Answer lies in quantum mechanical effects.
Next Solar Storm Cycle Will Likely Start March 2008
Source: NOAA Posted: 4/29/07 The next 11-year cycle of solar storms will most likely start next March and peak in late 2011 or mid-2012—up to a year later than expected—according to a forecast issued by the NOAA Space Environment Center.
Astronomers Map Out Planetary Danger Zone
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 4/19/07 Astronomers have laid down the cosmic equivalent of yellow 'caution' tape around super hot stars, marking the zones where cooler stars are in danger of having their developing planets blasted away.
Nano-Manhattan: Improved 3D Solar Cells
Source: GATech Posted: 4/19/07 The new 3D solar cells capture photons from sunlight using an array of miniature 'tower' structures that resemble high-rise buildings in a city street grid.
Experiment confirms famous physics model
Source: MIT Posted: 4/19/07 Physicists can rest easy--the Standard Model of Particle Physics is still in effect. New experiment confirms the model's prediction that there are only three types of neutrinos.
Laser-cooling brings large object near absolute zero
Source: MIT Posted: 4/7/07 Using a laser-cooling technique that could one day allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in large objects, MIT researchers have cooled a coin-sized object to within one degree of absolute zero.
Nanometer-Scale Generator Demonstrated
Source: GaTech Posted: 4/7/07 Nanometer-scale generator that produces continuous direct-current electricity by harvesting mechanical energy from such environmental sources as ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibration or blood flow was demonstrated.
'To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.'