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2013-06-17 09:52:57

The noble gases get their collective moniker from their tendency toward snobbishness. The six elements in the family, which includes helium and neon, don't normally bond with other elements and they don't dissolve into minerals the way other gases do. But now, geochemists from Brown University have found a mineral structure with which the nobles deign to fraternize. Researchers led by Colin Jackson, a graduate student in geological sciences, have found noble gases to be highly soluble in...

Quantum-Memory In Atoms
2013-02-28 14:32:19

Order tends towards disorder. This is also true for quantum states. Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our daily lives.

New Atomic Gas Goes Below Absolute Zero
2013-01-05 06:05:41

A new study by physicists at the Ludwig Maximilians University and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics describes the creation of a new atomic gas in the laboratory that has negative Kelvin values.

Shock Tube Used By Researchers For Insight Into Physics Early In Blasts
2012-11-27 12:45:38

Sandia’s one-of-a-kind multiphase shock tube began with a hallway conversation that led to what engineer Justin Wagner describes as the only shock tube in the world that can look at how shock waves interact with dense particle fields.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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