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2011-09-21 14:14:42

University of Oregon researchers have devised a mathematically rich analytic approach to account for often-missing thermodynamic and molecular parameters in molecular dynamic simulations.

2011-08-29 21:01:00

As politicians know, repetition is often key to getting your message across.

2011-06-01 23:44:13

From a laptop warming a knee to a supercomputer heating a room, the idea that computers generate heat is familiar to everyone.

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2011-03-01 08:56:40

It may seem illogical, but boiling is a very efficient way to cool engineering components and systems used in the extreme environments of space.

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2010-07-13 10:25:00

A Purdue University researcher has used "econophysics" to show that under ideal circumstances free markets promote fair salaries for workers and do not support CEO compensation practices common today.

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2010-01-28 14:50:00

In the January 29th issue of Science, a team from Harvard led by Vinothan Manoharan and Michael Brenner, presents additional clues to how and why groups of atoms and molecules may favor less symmetrical and more complex, flexible geometric patterns.

2009-12-09 20:07:51

In a study that elevates the role of entropy in creating order, research led by the University of Michigan shows that certain pyramid shapes can spontaneously organize into complex quasicrystals.

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2009-11-04 08:45:00

Chief executives in 35 of the top Fortune 500 companies were overpaid by about 129 times their "ideal salaries" in 2008, according to a new type of theoretical analysis proposed by a Purdue University researcher to determine fair CEO compensation.

2009-09-28 07:39:59

Rather than reducing disorder, physicists find a way to simply move it somewhere else.

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2008-08-09 14:00:00

"Ye canna change the laws of physics!" Scotty warned Captain Kirk on "Star Trek." But engineers and physicists at the University of Maryland may rewrite one of them.


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