Archive: 11/01/2012

Astronomers determine color of the Milky Way Galaxy

A team of astronomers in Pitt's Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences announced today the most accurate determination yet of the color of the (aptly named) Milky Way Galaxy: "a very pure white, almost mirroring ...

dateJan 11, 2012 in Astronomy
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Infrared detector unmasks cocaine addicts

A research group at ETH Zurich is currently developing an infrared measuring technique to enable the detection of cocaine and its metabolites in saliva. The initial steps towards a portable measuring device have been successful.

dateJan 11, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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