Archive: 10/07/2014

A new blue-light-emitter for fireworks

Conventional fireworks and signal flares that emit a blue flame utilize toxic chemicals as a source of chlorine. Chemists at LMU have now developed the first chlorine-free formulation that emits blue light upon combustion.

dateJul 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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Sun-like stars reveal their ages

(Phys.org) —Defining what makes a star "Sun-like" is as difficult as defining what makes a planet "Earth-like." A solar twin should have a temperature, mass, and spectral type similar to our Sun. We also would expect it ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Astronomy
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Worldwide contest to name exoplanets and host stars

For the first time, in response to the public's increased interest in being part of discoveries in astronomy, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is organizing a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Astronomy
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