February 19, 2013

How Paintballs Could Deflect Next Asteroid

Robert Cooper, Science 2.0

AP Photo

The Earth just got a few shots across our bow, what with a giant asteroid hurtling between us and the moon, and another (fortunately much smaller) space rock exploding over Russia, causing a surprising amount of destruction.  

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TAGGED: Paint, Solar Sail, Asteroid Response, Asteroids, Photons


October 25, 2013
Never-Before-Seen Coupling of Photons & Electrons
Mass. Instit. of Tech.
Researchers at MIT have succeeded in producing and measuring a coupling of photons and electrons on the surface of an unusual type of material called a topological insulator. This type of coupling had been predicted by theorists,... more ››