Atom Interferometry Displays New Quantum Tricks
Source: NIST Posted: 5/27/07 Physicists have demonstrated a novel way of making atoms interfere with each other, recreating a famous experiment originally done with light while also making the atoms do things that light just won’t do.
Moon-Based Observatories Proposed
Source: UMich Posted: 5/27/07 Is our Moon the ideal location for a network of observatories dedicated to studying climate change on Earth?
The Longest Carbon Nanotubes You've Ever Seen
Source: NSF Posted: 5/15/07 Researchers have grown carbon nanotubes that are the longest in the world. While still slightly less than 2 centimeters long, each nanotube is 900,000 times longer than its diameter.
Hubble Finds Ghostly Ring of Dark Matter
Source: NASA Posted: 5/15/07 Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope got a first-hand view of how dark matter behaves during a titanic collision between two galaxy clusters.
Scientists offer fresh view of photosynthesis
Source: ASU Posted: 5/15/07 Scientist at ASU's Biodesign Institute have come up with a new insight into the mechanism of photosynthesis, which involves the orchestrated movement of proteins on the timescale of a millionth of a millionth of a second.
Cell splits water via sunlight to produce hydrogen
Source: Wustl Posted: 5/15/07 Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a unique photocatalytic cell that splits water to produce hydrogen and oxygen in water using sunlight and the power of a nanostructured catalyst.
Quantum dot recipe may lead to cheaper solar panels
Source: Rice Posted: 5/6/07 Rice University scientists have revealed a breakthrough method for producing molecular specks of semiconductors called quantum dots, a discovery that could clear the way for better, cheaper solar energy panels.
COROT discovers its first exoplanet
Source: ESA Posted: 5/6/07 COROT has provided its first image of a giant planet orbiting another star and the first bit of ‘seismic’ information on a far away, Sun-like star, with unexpected accuracy.