Tag Archives: 2010

Elektronenblitze erhellen Moleküldynamik

Göttinger Forscher beobachten die ultraschnelle Dynamik an Oberflächen auf der atomaren Skala

In der mikroskopischen Welt von Atomen und Molekülen läuft vieles im Bereich von Femtosekunden und Pikosekunden ab, also Billiardsteln und Billionsteln einer Sekunde. Um einen direkten Blick auf die Dynamik im Mikrokosmos werfen zu können, nutzen Forscher extrem kurze Röntgen- oder Elektronenblitze. So können schnelle Bewegungen von Atomen und Molekülen in einem Moment festgehalten werden und es werden feinste Unterschiede in der Anordnung und Orientierung atomarer Strukturen sichtbar. Physiker und Chemiker der Universität Göttingen haben unter Beteiligung von Forschern des Göttinger Max-Planck-Instituts (MPI) für biophysikalische Chemie ein neues Verfahren entwickelt, die Dynamik einzelner atomarer und molekularer Lagen zu untersuchen. Die Ergebnisse sind in der renommierten Fachzeitschrift Science erschienen. (more…)

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Graphene Membranes May Lead To Enhanced Natural Gas Production, Less CO2 Pollution, Says CU Study

Engineering faculty and students at the University of Colorado Boulder have produced the first experimental results showing that atomically thin graphene membranes with tiny pores can effectively and efficiently separate gas molecules through size-selective sieving.

The findings are a significant step toward the realization of more energy-efficient membranes for natural gas production and for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plant exhaust pipes.

Mechanical engineering professors Scott Bunch and John Pellegrino co-authored a paper in Nature Nanotechnology with graduate students Steven Koenig and Luda Wang detailing the experiments. The paper was published Oct. 7 in the journal’s online edition. (more…)

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WHOI Website Will Take Viewers Deep into the Gulf

It may take years before scientists determine the full impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But, utilizing the human-occupied submersible Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry, researchers are about to investigate—and view first-hand—the possible effects of the spill at the bottom of the Gulf.

And, from Dec. 6-14, the mission will be relayed to the public as it happens on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) Dive and Discover website (https://divediscover.whoi.edu). (more…)

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Yahoo!’s Top Ten of Everything 2010

Analysis of billions of searches used to gauge the mood of the great British public

Uncovers major trends of AUSTERITY and CELEBRITY

Is Kate the new Cheryl in 2011? Cheryl Cole most searched for celebrity — but Princess Kate set to steal crown

Royal Wedding the #4 most searched for news event in 2010 – after only two weeks

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yahoo!’s Year in Review (https://uk.yearinreview.yahoo.com ) — the definitive list of the people, places and events that grabbed the UK’s imagination over the past 12 months, based on billions of searches on Yahoo.co.uk — has uncovered a nation still worried by economic uncertainty and dazzled by celebrity. (more…)

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MasterCard and Amazon.com Present the 2010 Holiday Toy List

*Holiday toy shopping just got easier – customers get FREE Two-Day Shipping when they use their MasterCard*

SEATTLE, Nov 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com, Inc. today unveiled the annual 2010 Holiday Toy List (www.amazon.com/holidaytoylist), where customers can find this season’s hottest toys, video games, sporting goods, electronics, music, movies and books for kids. New this year, customers can get FREE Two-Day Shipping, or a $10 credit towards a future purchase for Amazon Prime members, when they use a MasterCard to purchase $75 or more in eligible items from the Holiday Toy List. Visit www.amazon.com/htl-promo for details.

“At Amazon we are focused on making holiday shopping simple and cost effective for parents, friends and family members,” said Sarah Wood, director of the Toy & Games Store for Amazon.com. “We know saving money is very important to our customers, and now when they use their MasterCard to purchase select items from the Holiday Toy List they can get faster shipping at no additional cost.” (more…)

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Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 39% to $7.56 Billion

SEATTLE, Oct 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —  Amazon.com, Inc. today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Operating cash flow increased 16% to $2.62 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.25billion for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2009. Free cash flow decreased 5% to $1.83 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $1.92 billion for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2009. (more…)

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As Americans Celebrate Labor Day 2010, U.S. Factories Are Closing In Droves

Labor Day 2010 comes in the midst of a stunning wave of U.S. factory closings that stretches from coast to coast.   

Once upon a time America was the greatest manufacturing machine that the world has ever seen, but now it seems as though the only jobs available for working class Americans involve phrases such as “Welcome to Wal-Mart” and “Would you like fries with that?”. 


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Microsoft Awards Top Performing Partners at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

WASHINGTONAt the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) on July 14, 2010 in Washington, D.C., Microsoft Corp. honored the strongest performing Microsoft Dynamics partners for demonstrating significant customer impact by developing and delivering innovative solutions that help customers drive their businesses forward.


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