Physics and Astronomy News Archive: June 2006
A research team from IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the first silicon-germanium transistor able to operate at frequencies above 500 GHz.
First 500 GHz Silicon-Germanium Transistor Demonstrated
Source: GaTech Posted: 6/22/06
Scientists have gone a long way to solving a question about the nature of plutonium that has remained a mystery since the Manhattan Project.
Scientists tackle long-standing questions about plutonium
Source: LLNL Posted: 6/22/06
A team of astronomers led by the University of Michigan may know how black holes are lighting up the Universe.
Scientists find the reason behind black holes' light shows.
Source: UMichigan Posted: 6/22/06
The cold, icy orbs of the Saturn system come to life in a slew of new movie clips from the Cassini spacecraft showing the ringed planet's moons in motion.
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Captures Saturnian Moon Ballet
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 6/22/06
Astronomers have discovered that the large disks of gas and dust around young stars will fragment if two young stars pass close to each other and form smaller brown dwarfs stars with disks of their own.
Smashing young stars leave dwarfs in their wake
Source: McMaster U. Posted: 6/13/06
Thanks to data from ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray satellite, a team of international scientists found a comet-like ball of gas over a thousand million times the mass of the sun.
XMM-Newton spots the greatest of great balls of fire
Source: ESA Posted: 6/13/06
Scientists at Caltech have created a new method of detecting heavy water that is 30 times more sensitive than any other existing method.
Physicists Devise New Technique for Detecting Heavy Water
Source: Caltech Posted: 6/13/06
An inexpensive detector developed by a NASA-led team can now see invisible infrared light in a range of 'colors,' or wavelengths.
Inexpensive Detector Sees the Invisible, In Color
Source: NASA Posted: 6/13/06