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2011-02-03 18:57:49

New experiments show that common scientific rules can apply to significantly different phenomena operating on vastly different scales.

2005-07-08 18:25:00

Álvaro Corral, a physicist at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, has discovered that the structure of the time interval between successive earthquakes is similar to the spatial structure of physics systems in the "critical points".


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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