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CERN announces start-up date for LHC

8. August 2008

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CERN has announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on 10 September. This news comes as the cool down phase of commissioning CERN’s new particle accelerator reaches a successful conclusion. Television coverage of the start-up will be made available through Eurovision. The LHC is […]

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MIT’s nano paper to clean up oil spills

1. June 2008

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The mesh of nanowires behind MIT’s new material for absorbing oil and other organic pollutants, here shown at increasing magnifications (left to right). Image courtesy / Francesco Stellacci, MIT, and Nature Nanotechnology The researchers at MIT have made a nano paper which can absorb oil from water. The mesh of nano wires can absorb upto […]

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Physicists Create Universe Smaller Than a Marble

9. May 2008

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At Lancaster University, they ’re unraveling the secrets of how to build a universe. In fact, they have already formed one, or something very much like it. This scientific breakthrough lies in the bottom of a chamber no larger than your pinky finger, filled with helium and cooled to 0.0003 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero. […]

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ISRO launches 10 satellites in one go-A record

29. April 2008

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) created a world record yesterday when it successfully placed into orbit 10 satellites in one go by its PSLV-C9 rocket. The 230 tonne rocket launched in perfect conditions from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota carried 824 kg of satellites. The satellites included two Indian and foreign satellites. The first […]

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The Grid, 10000 times faster internet

8. April 2008

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THE internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds. At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, “the grid” will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in […]

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