Archive: 08/1/2011

Found: Heart of darkness

Astronomers using the 10-meter Keck II telescope in Hawaii have confirmed in a new paper that a troupe of about 1,000 small, dim stars just outside the Milky Way comprise the darkest known galaxy, as well ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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New freeze-dry method good for processing fish

A quicker freeze-dry technique used to process salmon cubes could potentially be applied to add value to meat components considered to be less appealing, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researcher. ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Other
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Researchers turn Kinect game into a 3D scanner

University of California, San Diego students preparing for a future archaeological dig to Jordan will likely pack a Microsoft Kinect, but it won’t be used for post-dig, all-night gaming marathons. Instead, ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Hardware
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Bringing carbon capture to a rock near you

For coal-rich countries like the United States, the concept of "clean coal" is too intriguing to ignore. With the implementation of carbon capture and sequestration, America's most abundant energy resource ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Environment
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Yahoo! takes to airwaves with sports radio

Yahoo! announced the launch Monday of Yahoo! Sports Radio as the Internet company seeks to turn its popularity as an online destination for sports fans into success over the airwaves.

dateAug 01, 2011 in Internet
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Manipulating light at will

Electrical engineers at Duke University have developed a material that allows them to manipulate light in much the same way that electronics manipulate flowing electrons.

dateAug 01, 2011 in General Physics
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