Archive: 11/11/2011

Glooko app offers diabetics easier self-checks

( -- A consumer health management app has joined an ever-growing list of Apple App Store items; Glooko helps diabetics check their blood sugar daily. Glooko is a Palo Alto startup that presents its core product ...

dateNov 11, 2011 in Software report
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The Tarantula glows with X-rays and infrared light

( -- This spiderweb-like tangle of gas and dust is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large ...

dateNov 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Giant sunspot turns to face the Earth

What has been billed as the largest sunspot observed in several years has now rotated around to stare straight at Earth. How large is it? Active Region 1339 and the group of sunspots adjacent to it extends more than 100,000 ...

dateNov 11, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Under pressure: Ramp-compression smashes record

In the first university-based planetary science experiment at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), researchers have gradually compressed a diamond sample to a record pressure of 50 megabars (50 million times Earth's atmospheric ...

dateNov 11, 2011 in General Physics
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