Studies on electric polarization open potential for tinier devices
Source: ANL Posted: 6/21/04 Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Northern Illinois University have shown that very thin materials can still retain an electric polarization, opening the potential for a wide range of tiny devices.
Scientists demonstrate quantum teleportation with atoms
Source: LANL Posted: 6/17/04 Researchers at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, in collaboration with a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, announced today the first demonstration of the teleportation of a quantum state from one trapped atom to another located 8 microns away.
Hottest body outside the sun: Io
Source: WUSTL Posted: 6/17/04 The hottest spot in the solar system is neither Mercury, Venus, nor St. Louis in the summer. Io, one of the four satellites that the Italian astronomer Galileo discovered orbiting Jupiter almost 400 years ago, takes that prize.
Phoebe's Surface Reveals Clues to Its Origin
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 6/15/04 Images collected during Cassini's close flyby of Saturn's moon, Phoebe, have yielded strong evidence that the tiny object may contain ice-rich material, overlain with a thin layer of darker material perhaps 300 to 500 meters (980 to 1,600 feet) thick.
Mars Rovers Continue Unique Exploration of Mars
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 6/9/04 NASA's Mars Opportunity rover began its latest adventure today inside the martian crater informally called Endurance. Opportunity will roll in with all six wheels, then back out to the rim to check traction by looking at its own track marks.
'When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion
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