Breakthrough for carbon nanotube materials from PhysOrg.com
(PhysOrg.com) -- In collaboration with scientists from the NanoTech Institute of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) – CSIRO has achieved a major breakthrough in the development of a commercially-viable manufacturing process for a range of materials made from carbon nanotubes.
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The standard model of cosmology predicts that the universe is infinite and flat. However, cosmologists in France and the US are now suggesting that space could be finite and shaped like a dodecahedron instead. They claim that a universe with the same shape as the twelve-sided polygon can explain measurements of the cosmic microwave background – the radiation left over from the big bang – that spaces with more mundane shapes cannot.
Posted by Alan Lovejoy at 9/28/2008 07:50:00 PM
Computers figuring out what words mean from PhysOrg.com
The Internet got smarter this week with the release of a semantic map that teaches computers the meanings behind words -- and gives the machines a vocabulary far larger than that of a typical US college graduate.
Posted by Alan Lovejoy at 9/18/2008 02:58:00 PM
Physicists investigate how time moves forward from PhysOrg.com
As humans, we have a very intuitive concept of time, and of the differences between the past, present, and future. But, as scientists Edward Feng of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gavin Crooks of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory point out, science does not provide a clear definition of time.
Posted by Alan Lovejoy at 9/05/2008 09:05:00 AM
Do 68 molecules hold the key to understanding disease? from PhysOrg.com
Why is it that the origins of many serious diseases remain a mystery? In considering that question, a scientist at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has come up with a unified molecular view of the indivisible unit of life, the cell, which may provide an answer.
Posted by Alan Lovejoy at 9/04/2008 02:55:00 PM