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COSMOS is back, with Neil deGrasse Tyson in Carl Sagan’s seat

By April Gocha / March 7, 2014

The iconic 1980s series “Cosmos” returns this weekend–with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as the new host, “Cosmos” has big ambitions.

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A graphene sequel (Spoiler: molecular sieves, atomic layer films, the origins of life, antithrombotic films, and artificial graphene inside)

By April Gocha / February 20, 2014

Graphene is more than an awesome electron conductor–new reports detail its potential use in fine molecular sieves, boron nitride atomic layer films, explanations of the origins of life, antithrombotic biomedical films, and the inspiration of artificial graphene from semiconductor crystals.

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Video of the week- Sylvia Johnson on NASA’s thermal protection systems

By / August 12, 2009

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] Sylvia Johnson, branch chief for the Thermal Protection Materials and Systems Branch of the NASA Ames Research Center, discusses applications related to thermal protection systems that she and her team have been developing for NASA space vehicles. She describes the differences between reusable TPS used, for example, with the space shuttle,…

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Video of the week – Physics 101: What our next president needs to know

By / November 5, 2008

Apropos of this week’s event in the U.S., this week’s video is based on what’s been called “the best class at Berkeley.” It is taught by Richard Muller, and the approximately one-hour lecture and half-hour Q&A is sponsored by Univ. of California, Berkeley’s Friends of Science. Muller is a professor at Cal where he specializes…

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