Archive: 09/15/2011

How single stars lost their companions

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not all stars are loners. In our home galaxy, the Milky Way, about half of all stars have a companion and travel through space in a binary system. But explaining why some stars are in double ...

Sep 15, 2011
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Getting a read on wild animals' age

While pets and livestock often have known birthdates, the ages of animals in the wild have been difficult to track down, but that may change. A new skin analysis test can give accurate information about the ...

Sep 15, 2011
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Senate saves the James Webb Space Telescope

The 2012 fiscal year appropriation bill, marked up today by the Senate, allows for continued funding of the James Webb Space Telescope and support up to a launch in 2018! Yes, it looks like this bird is going ...

Sep 15, 2011
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Organic solar cell breakthrough

NPL scientists have achieved a significant breakthrough in the metrology of organic photovoltaics – a solar power technology. The research demonstrated a new type of atomic force microscopy that can 'see' ...

Sep 15, 2011
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Audiences fund films they want to watch

Private financing is leading a boom in documentaries -- as evidenced by the record number screened at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival, wrapping up on Sunday.

Sep 15, 2011
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Tatooine-like planet discovered (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although cold and gaseous rather than a desert world, the newfound planet Kepler-16b is still the closest astronomers have come to discovering Luke Skywalker's home world of Tatooine. Like ...

Sep 15, 2011
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