Monthly Archives: June 2010
Scientists have captured the first images of electrons that seem to grow so huge mass under certain extreme conditions, thus solving a mystery of 25 years on how electrons behave in metals. The discovery could help design new materials to create superconductors able to operate at high temperatures.
These important findings have been done by scientists at McMaster University, Cornell University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Los Alamos, United States.
A few weeks ago, it was learned that the imminent arrival of the first hard drive 3TB Seagate. The U.S. manufacturer has formalized this disc, which differs considerably from what was expected. This is not a disk Constellation, aimed at professionals, but a public FreeAgent external drive. This basic model comes with a USB 2.0 interface, yet it is a GoFlex, so it can be replaced with FireWire 800, or even the USB 3.0.
The Great Accelerator Hadron Collider (LHC), located near Geneva, Switzerland, has achieved an important new step in her journey to meet some of the most intricate mysteries of the universe, such as composition of matter and its true origins. The ‘God machine’, as popularly known, has managed to set a new record and has produced no less than 10,000 collisions of particles per second, twice what it was capable of until now.
From the science fiction movie “Minority Report” (2002) by Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise in which a transparent screen appears in front of lots of images by manipulating only the movement of their hands in the air, the idea of computer interfaces based on gestures has captured the imagination of technophiles.
Almost 7,000 asteroids, most of which are around one hundred meters in diameter, now moving toward Earth, according to a report less than 24 hours by the researcher Boris Shustov, director of the Institute of Astronomy of the Academy of Sciences Russia.
So you have the old script to be printed 10 years ago, but have long since lost the disc on which you had saved. If the time to resurrect and do not want to spend a few days to return to pass the entire text tediously machine, fear not, Google is here.
Google is taking the public another of its experimental features: Optical character recognition. This feature, originally from software technician Jaron Schaeffer, has left its pilot phase to go to work in Google Docs. This is Google’s answer to Microsoft, in terms of cloud computing.
Researchers have been playing for the first time in complex three-dimensional computer simulations, asymmetries and accumulations of iron in rapid evolution of supernovae that were observed at the time. The simulations have been successfully recreating the explosion from milliseconds after the start of the outbreak until the disappearance of the star itself several hours later.
A team of scientists have used quantum mechanics to find out that the most common mineral on Earth is relatively small at great depth within the planets.
A group of MIT researchers has found a way to calculate the effects of Casimir forces, thus providing a way to prevent the components of micro-machines from sticking together.
Discovered in 1948, Casimir are complicated quantum forces that affect only the objects that are tightly close together. They are so subtle that most of this period of six decades since its discovery, engineers have ignored without problems.
However, with the arrival of the era of tiny electromechanical devices such as accelerometers in some mobile phones or digital micro-mirror projectors in the Casimir forces have proved that create conflict because they can produce the tiny moving parts micro-machines of sticking together.
You’ve probably read many times that the universe is composed in a measly 4% of normal matter, the one of which is done all you can see, from ourselves to the planets, stars and galaxies. You may also know that the other 23% is composed of what scientists called dark matter, a mystery for physics, undetectable in both the visible light range and the rest of the wavelengths of our telescopes. Even rarer is the remaining 74% of the Cosmos, made by a mysterious force, dark energy.