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Monday, February 27, 2012

Graphyne

"Super-strong, highly conducting graphene is the hottest ticket in physics, but new computer simulations suggest that materials called graphynes could be just as impressive."
Physics - Graphyne May Be Better than Graphene

Uturuncu

"Uturuncu, or Uturunku, the highest summit in southwestern Bolivia, is a stratovolcano. ...Researchers have determined that a large, roughly circular "disc" of land surrounding the volcano, approximately 70 km across, has been rising at a rate of 1 to 2 cm per year since at least the early 1990s, making it "one of the fastest uplifting volcanic areas on the Earth"." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uturuncu
and also: Temen que supervolcán Uturuncu se prepare para explotar en Bolivia
http://www.connuestroperu.com/mundo/32/24804-temen-que-supervolcan-uturuncu-se-prepare-para-explotar-en-bolivia


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Moon, Venus and Jupiter


February 24, 20:00, Turin

Conjunction: Moon, Venus and Jupiter (and Coolpix)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Flying pyramids



Intrinsic Stability of a Body Hovering in an Oscillating Airflow

Bin Liu, Leif Ristroph, Annie Weathers, Stephen Childress, and Jun Zhang
Published February 9, 2012
Synopsis: Floats Like a Pyramid, Physics, APS

"Writing in Physical Review Letters, Bin Liu and co-workers at New York University present results from experiments on an inanimate pyramid-shaped flyer, or “bug.” Their choice of the shape was made in view of previous experiments with tethered flight, which showed that pyramids could hover in an airflow."
http://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.068103

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Another Earth

Astrónomos europeos hallaron un planeta rocoso, como el nuestro que podría contener agua y vida a 22 años luz de la Tierra, en la constelación de Escorpio.

Hallan planeta rocoso que podría contener agua y vida