Archive: 04/12/2007

Chandra sees remarkable eclipse of black hole

A remarkable eclipse of a supermassive black hole and the hot gas disk around it has been observed with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This eclipse has allowed two key predictions about the effects of supermassive ...

dateApr 12, 2007 in Astronomy
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Modified gravity v. dark energy

For many years now, scientists have wondered why the universe is expanding faster than it should be. Through conventional knowledge of physics, the universe should be expanding at a slower pace that observations show that ...

dateApr 12, 2007 in General Physics feature
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Cluster sees tsunamis in space

Cluster is providing new insights into the working of a ‘space tsunami’ that plays a role in disrupting the calm and beautiful aurora, or northern lights, creating patterns of auroral dances in the sky.

dateApr 12, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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By airship to the North Pole

In 2008, scientists will, for the very first time, create a continual profile of ice thickness in the Artic, extending from the Canadian coast across the North Pole to Siberia. At the core of the project lies ...

dateApr 12, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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There's History and Money in Obsolete Computers

In the first purchase of his collection, Sellam Ismail loaded the trunk of his car with old computers he stumbled upon at a flea market for $5 apiece. Soon he had filled his three-car garage with what others would consider ...

dateApr 12, 2007 in Other
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