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  • Nobel laureate speaks about the future of Physics in Buhl Lecture

    In a presentation called “The Future of Physics,” this year’s Buhl Lecture, Nobel laureate David Gross spoke about the 25 most important problems at the forefront of physics.

    SciTech | April 30, 2007
  • How Things Work: Roller Coasters

    Roller coasters are truly a lesson in physics, as most roller coasters involve momentum, inertia, and gravitational acceleration, with outside propulsion provided only at the very beginning of the ride.

    SciTech | April 16, 2007
  • SciTech Briefs

    Magnets at CERN fail in test

    The inner triplet of magnets within CERN, the world’s largest particle collider, burst during a high-pressure test on March 27, potentially resulting in its completion being delayed.

    SciTech | April 9, 2007
  • Carnegie Mellon hosts national linguistics olympiad

    The first-ever North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NAMCLO) will be held in Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Ithaca, as well as online for students who are unable to attend these venues, on March 29.

    SciTech | March 5, 2007
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    Researchers create electric chain mail

    Researchers from the University of Illinois have created a fabric composed of microscopic rings and links akin to chain mail. The links and rings are electroplated with aluminum and copper and photoresist, causing them to have unique electrical and mechanical properties.

    SciTech | February 26, 2007