Archive: 07/08/2014

Era of astronomical discovery

For much of her professional life, MIT professor Nergis Mavalvala has been devoted to a singular goal: creating a device to detect gravitational waves. These ripples in the fabric of space-time—the signature ...

dateJul 08, 2014 in Astronomy
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Litter now everywhere in the ocean

Litter is now found in even the most remote areas of the oceans, say scientists trying to understand how much rubbish is lying at the bottom of Europe's seas.

dateJul 08, 2014 in Environment
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Image: Rosetta bids farewell to Lutetia

(Phys.org) —This ethereal image shows a stunning sliver of large main-belt asteroid Lutetia from the viewpoint of ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, taken as Rosetta passed by on its 10-year voyage towards comet ...

dateJul 08, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Improving commerical viability of biofuels

(Phys.org) —A University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering professor is one of the authors of a paper recently published in Science that outlines ways companies can commercialize and profit from what w ...

dateJul 08, 2014 in Biotechnology
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