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Scientists Urge Greater Freedoms for Canadian Government Experts, Report

Scientists Urge Greater Freedoms for Canadian Government Experts, Report

New restrictions have made it difficult for scientists around the globe to collaborate with Canadian government scientists. In response, more than 800 scientists from 32 countries have signed a letter urging Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper to “remove excessive and burdensome restrictions and barriers to scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.” The letter was published as an advertisement today in the ... Read More »

Magnetic Mirrors Reflect Light in Mysterious Ways, new study says

Magnetic Mirrors Reflect Light in Mysterious Ways, new study says

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories developed the magnetic mirror by placing nanoscale antennas at or very near the mirror’s surface, thereby allowing the researchers to harness IR radiation. At optical frequencies, the magnetic properties required for strong interaction can be achieved only by using artificially tailored materials, the researchers wrote in the study. Read More »

Megaquake could hit West Coast, Study Says

Megaquake could hit West Coast, Study Says

The magnitude of the 2011 Tohoku quake (M 9.0) caught many seismologists by surprise, prompting some to revisit the question of calculating the maximum magnitude earthquake possible for a particular fault. New research offers an alternate view that uses the concept of probable maximum magnitude events over a given period, providing the magnitude and the recurrence rate of extreme events ... Read More »