Archive: 01/12/2011

SOFIA opens new window on star formation in Orion

A mid-infrared mosaic image from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, offers new information about processes of star formation in and around the nebula Messier 42 in the constellation ...

Jan 12, 2011
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High-pressure division

To be able to divide, a cell must first of all create enough space for itself in the tissue. How cells do that was a mystery, until now. Researchers from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering ...

Jan 12, 2011
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Solar system 'Outback' explored with new telescope

In the outer reaches of our solar system lies a mysterious region far more remote and difficult to explore than the Australian outback. It remains the only part of our solar system not visited by spacecraft. ...

Jan 12, 2011
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Summer fallow stores water in central great plains

Storing just one inch of water in an acre of soil is worth $25 to $30 per acre. That gets the attention of Central Great Plains farmers served by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers.

Jan 12, 2011
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Roll-your-own tobacco could be more addictive

Research carried out at Victoria University suggests smokers of roll-your-own tobacco may be more intensely addicted to the habit than those who puff on manufactured cigarettes.

Jan 12, 2011
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Features on asteroid revealed by radar

( -- Radar imaging at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in the California desert on Dec. 11 and 12, 2010, revealed defining characteristics of recently discovered asteroid 2010 JL33. The images ...

Jan 12, 2011
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