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April 16, 2014
What is left after a star explodes and dies? The answer is a neutron star. In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Victoria Kaspi discusses the structure of a specific type of neutron star called a magnetar.
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July 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Kurt Rotthoff examines claims about the economic benefit of investing in large sports arenas and stadiums.
July 4, 2012
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July 3, 2012
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July 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Anna Balazs explores how a synthetic material could provide robots with a sense of touch.