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Two former DC-3 captains were re-united with the aircraft they both flew over "the Hump" in Asia's Himalayan mountains during World War II, more than 70 years ago, in a special event held last week at the SFO Museum, at the San Francisco International Airport. The Historic Flight Foundation, which owns and operates the airplane, flew it in to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "The Legend of CNAC: China National Aviation Corporation, 1929-1949."
The latest move comes with efforts to merge Samsung affiliates gaining speed after the patriarch of group’s controlling family was hospitalized in May.
In recent years, it has become possible to see directly individual atoms using electron microscopy -- especially in graphene, the one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. Scientists have now shown how an electron beam can move silicon atoms through the graphene lattice without causing damage. The research combines advanced electron microscopy with demanding computer simulations.
Darkside Scientific recently drew a lot of gazes its way in its video release of a car treated to the company's electroluminescent paint called LumiLor. Electroluminescence (EL) is a characteristic of a material that enables it to emit light in response to an electrical field. The company site said that at subatomic level, the process behind electroluminescence is radiative recombination, also known as spontaneous emission. In radiative recombination, phosphorescent substances emit photons (light particles) in response to alternating electrical current. As Geek.com noted, a custom deployment of this kind of paint with some custom electronics allows different sections of painted areas to light up independently. Seeing what the company did to the car, one can easily imagine marketing opportunities for this path to eye-grabbing showmanship.
A new modular telescope design could make scanning the sky for near-Earth objects cheaper.