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Quantum threesomes

11 July, 2012

A quantum mechanics study has discovered a new bound state in atoms that may help scientists better understand matter and its composition.

CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson

05 July, 2012

At a seminar held at CERN yesterday as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long-sought Higgs particle.

Positive at last: a pure phosphorus cation

02 July, 2012

A research team led by Prof Dr Ingo Krossing from the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Earth Sciences of the University of Freiburg has now succeeded in creating a positively charged pure phosphorus compound.

Automated system to detect infectious diseases for Olympics 2012

02 July, 2012

The world’s first comprehensive, automated outbreak detection system will monitor over 3000 infections and is ready to run during the 2012 Olympics.

Dual SKA site welcomed by CSIRO

30 May, 2012

The international SKA Organisation in Manchester, UK, has announced that the AU$2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will be deployed in Australia-New Zealand, as well as South Africa.

The Hall effect: demonstrate relativistic effects on your mobile phone

21 May, 2012

The relativistic Hall effect, describing objects rotating at speeds comparable with the speed of light, has now been reported. The work sheds light on aspects of fundamental physics, and you can demonstrate some aspects of this with your mobile phone.

Researchers find new atomic structures in metallic glasses

17 May, 2012

Drawing on powerful computational tools and a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University materials science and engineering researchers has discovered a new nanometre-scale atomic structure in solid metallic materials known as metallic glasses.

Scientists develop better technique for creating self-cleaning fabrics

14 May, 2012

A new coating technique that can make fabrics ‘self-cleaning’ has been developed by Deakin University scientists. The technique creates a fabric coating that repels water, dirt, grease and other materials.

Australian scientist using light to detect explosives

02 May, 2012

An Australian discovery has led to a portable new way to detect explosives using light-emitting molecules, offering an important tool to combat terrorism and remove land mines in war-torn countries.

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars

08 February, 2012

A powerful new supercomputer that is 10,000 times faster than an average office computer and big enough to store 2000 years of iTunes music has been installed at The University of Western Australia.

Wyatt Technology instruments employed to develop alternative materials to silicone breast implants

08 February, 2012

Wyatt Technology has announced that Professor Judit E Puskas at the University of Akron has developed a system using its instrumentation that will help to solve a prevalent and controversial material science challenge. The researchers are employing the multidetector system to develop alternative materials to silicone breast implants, as a result of faulty Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) implants causing global concern about implant safety.

Vastly increased explosive force for weaponry

11 August, 2011

A High-Density Reactive Material has the potential to dramatically increase the explosive impact of most weapons with little or no compromise in strength or design.

Invisibility cloak closer to reality

11 August, 2011

To be useful an invisibility cloak needs to keep the wearer invisible when he moves around and, to date, most cloaks are only effective if the wearer stands still. But now, a device that tampers with the speed of light offers a solution.

Coexistence of superconductivity and magnetism

17 June, 2011

Scientists from Sydney University are celebrating the 100th anniversary of superconductivity.

Thermo Scientific RapidStak microplate mover and the TTP LabTech mosquito X1 nanolitre pipettor integration

14 June, 2011 by

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released an efficient, high-throughput platform for hit-picking of compounds for secondary screening. The solution, developed in collaboration with TTP LabTech for BioFocus, integrates the Thermo Scientific RapidStak microplate mover and the TTP LabTech mosquito X1 nanolitre pipettor to provide high-speed plate handling and precision, low-volume sampling from high-density formats.

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