“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Most of our readers are located in northern Europe which has been affected by the very cold weather, apparently caused by the "warm-ocean cold-land phenomenon". Cold places have been kept cold because there is little wind and warm places have kept warm because of local winds coming off the warmer sea. As we start of 6th year of this newsletter, we would like to avoid generating hot air and encourage our readers to keep sending interesting news items about semiconductor technology, nanoscience, surface science and epitaxy.