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March 24, 2015
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Cesium atoms shaken, not stirred, to create elusive excitation in superfluid

Scientists discovered in 1937 that liquid helium-4, when chilled to extremely low temperatures, became a superfluid that could leak through glass, overflow its containers, or eternally gush like a fountain. Future Nobel laureate Lev Landau came along in 1941, predicting … Continue reading

October 26, 2014
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China’s Hidden Water Footprint

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Highly developed but water-scarce regions in China, such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin, are contributing to water depletion in other water-scarce regions of the country through imports of food, textile, and other water intensive products, according … Continue reading

January 16, 2014
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Microsoft Open Technologies expands presence to China

New subsidiary will focus on open innovation and collaboration with open source and open standards communities in China. SHANGHAI — Jan. 16, 2014 — Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. (MS Open Tech), a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. dedicated to bridging Microsoft … Continue reading

December 24, 2013
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Im Raucherparadies China beginnt ein Umdenken

Was für Europäer oder Amerikaner selbstverständlich ist, können Chinesinnen und Chinesen kaum verstehen: Rauchfreie Zonen. Das grösste Raucherparadies östlich von Österreich ist ohne Zweifel die Volksrepublik China, neben Brasilien die süchtigste Rauchernation der Welt. Die Tabakindustrie sieht die wachsenden Umsatzzahlen … Continue reading

November 30, 2013
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Die Revolution des Kleinen Prinzen

Parteichef Xi Jinping hat zehn Jahre Zeit, seine ehrgeizigen Reformziele zu verwirklichen. Zum Wohl Chinas und der Welt. Kaum vom 3. Plenum des 18. Zentralkomitees der KP im November verabschiedet, nehmen die chinesischen Reformen langsam Gestalt an. Chinesische Kommentatoren vergleichen … Continue reading

November 7, 2013
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Stretchable energy sources

UD researchers develop stretchable wire-shaped supercapacitor Advances in flexible and stretchable electronics have prompted researchers to explore ways to create stretchable supercapacitors — robust energy storage devices — to power these and other devices.  Supercapacitors offer significant advantages over common … Continue reading

August 20, 2013
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Do academic rankings create inequality?

A study led by a Michigan State University scholar questions whether higher education ranking systems are creating competition simply for the sake of competition at a time when universities are struggling financially. Global rankings that emphasize science and technology research … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
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Physicists Demonstrate the Acceleration of Electrons by a Laser in a Vacuum

Accelerating a free electron with a laser has been a longtime goal of solid-state physicists. David Cline, a distinguished professor in the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Xiaoping Ding, an assistant researcher at UCLA, have conducted research at Brookhaven … Continue reading