PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AT EXTREME CONDITIONS, etc.
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 @ 23:02:59 GMT
Topic: General


RESEARCHERS SHED LIGHT ON PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON AT EXTREME CONDITIONS, January 24
A team based in Livermore has shed some light on the phase diagram of carbon at high pressure and temperature. In particular, the authors determined the solid/liquid and solid/solid phase boundaries for pressures up to 20 million atmospheres and more than 10,000 degrees Kelvin.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news10173.html

MILLIONAIRE BRITISH SCIENTISTS CASH IN ON RESEARCH: STUDY, January 19
Increasing numbers of British scientists are becoming millionaires by patenting their discoveries and becoming entrepreneurs, a study published by The Times newspaper showed on Thursday.


Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news10060.html


NEW THEORY EXPLAINS ELECTRONIC AND THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF NANOTUBES, January 19
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have made an important theoretical breakthrough in the understanding of energy dissipation and thermal breakdown in metallic carbon nanotubes. Their discovery will help move nanotube wires from laboratory to marketplace.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news10037.html


RIDING THE DIMER, January 18
New view attained of electronic orbitals of separating molecules

Imagine you are standing, John Wayne style, on the backs of two runaway horses pulling a stagecoach. You try to bring the horses to a stop but instead the harnesses break, the horses separate, and an unlucky passenger gets thrown from the stage.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news10023.html


HYBRID CARS -- PROS AND CONS, January 19
If you listen to the makers, hybrid cars are the best invention since sliced bread. While there are many reasons to buy a hybrid car, including a new tax incentive for US owners, it helps to have a good understanding of how they work. This article explores the myths, benefits and drawbacks of owning one of these new "green" vehicles.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news10031.html


PROFESSOR TO EXPLORE GLOBAL EMERGENCE OF ENGINEERING, January 24
Gary Downey, a professor science and technology in society in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to research the emergence of the engineering profession in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news10180.html


STUDY: NOT ENOUGH METALS IN EARTH TO MEET GLOBAL DEMAND, January 24
Researchers studying supplies of copper, zinc and other metals have determined that these finite resources, even if recycled, may not meet the needs of the global population forever, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news10191.html






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