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Viking Sun Stone Not A Myth
2011-11-02 08:17:36

Ancient Norse mariners used Icelandic rocks to help them navigate the ocean when the Sun and stars were obscured by clouds, according to a study published Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

2011-10-03 11:56:06

A nanoscale game of "now you see it, now you don't" may contribute to the creation of metamaterials with useful optical properties that can be actively controlled.

Image 1 - Scientists Observe Smallest Atomic Displacements Ever
2011-09-02 08:57:28

A breakthrough in understanding materials for next-generation electronic devices.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.