Archive: 09/14/2007

Why is the Hercules Dwarf Galaxy so flat?

Through some of the very first scientific observations with the brand-new Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona, an international team of astronomers has found that a recently discovered tiny companion ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Astronomy
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Probing a rare material spin state

A team of international physicists that includes researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has found experimental evidence of a highly sought-after type of arrangement of atomic magnetic moments, ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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Lift-off for Foton microgravity mission

An unmanned Foton spacecraft, carrying a payload of more than 40 ESA experiments, was successfully launched earlier today. The Soyuz-U launcher lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 13:00 CEST ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Mother's milk a gift that keeps on giving

Extensive medical research shows that mothers’ milk satisfies babies’ nutritional needs far better than any manufactured infant formula. It also protects babies against many common infectious diseases and certain inflammatory ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Health
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Galaxy 'hunting' made easy

Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have discovered in a single pass about a dozen otherwise invisible galaxies halfway across the Universe. The discovery, based on a technique that exploits a first-class ...

dateSep 14, 2007 in Astronomy
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