Archive: 11/05/2012

The Sun's crowning glory

( -- Those who experience a total solar eclipse are overwhelmed as they look at the circle of light that surrounds our Sun. Laypeople may find it enchanting, but researchers have been racking their brains over it ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Panasonic loss balloons for record red ink

(AP) -- Panasonic's January-March losses ballooned 10-fold to 438 billion yen ($5 billion), completing a year of record red ink at the Japanese electronics maker battered by natural disasters and an ailing TV business.

dateMay 11, 2012 in Business
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Hunting for bomb-eating bugs

University of Arizona researchers are studying the environmental effects of insensitive munitions compounds, or IMCs, which are new, more stable explosives that won't detonate in response to heat or shock.

dateMay 11, 2012 in Environment
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Redefining archaeological research

Gently cradling a 5,000-year-old cuneiform clay tablet from Ur (modern day Iraq), Andrew Nelson wishes he could peel back the layers to find out what makes up this first-generation iPad. And thanks to a new microCT scanner ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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How nature shapes the birth of stars

( -- Using state of the art computer simulations, a team of astronomers from the University of Bonn in Germany have found the first evidence that the way in which stars form depends on their birth environment. The ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Astronomy
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OD and SH - two new molecules in space

( -- The discovery of two new molecules and a detailed analysis of various phases of star formation – this is what the observatory SOFIA can report after completing its first series of science flights. The scientific ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Astronomy
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