Of Friction and 'The Da Vinci Code'
Source: LBNL Posted: 8/28/05 Scientists have used Da Vinci's principles of friction and the geometric oddities known as quasicrystals to open a new pathway towards a better understanding of friction at the atomic level.
Wake-up Call for Innovation
Source: Gatech Posted: 8/24/05 Other countries make strides in science and technology, threatening U.S. competitive edge.
Despite gains, women still face bias in science careers
Source: Wisc Posted: 8/18/05 Despite gains in the training of women scientists and the implementation of programs to help women overcome ingrained barriers, the career path of most women scientists at universities remains a difficult trek.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status
Source: NASA Posted: 8/18/05 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched on Aug. 12, has completed one of the first tasks of its seven-month cruise to Mars, a calibration activity for the spacecraft's Mars Color Imager instrument.
A New Twist to Dating an Asteroid
Source: Northwestern Posted: 8/18/05 It turns out you can’t accurately date an asteroid by counting the impact craters on its surface -- the traditional method for determining an asteroid’s age.
Caltech Scientists Create Tiny Photon Clock
Source: Caltech Posted: 8/4/05 Physicists at Caltech have created the first micro-mechanical device that has been operated at a steady frequency by the action of photons alone.
NASA's Spitzer Finds Hidden, Hungry Black Holes
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 8/4/05 With its sharp infrared eyes, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope peered through walls of galactic dust to uncover what may be the long-sought missing population of hungry black holes known as quasars.
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