Archive: 03/16/2007

Clemson rocket launches test Alaskan auroras

It may have been 40 degrees below zero at the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska, but aurora and weather came together one recent winter night in a perfect match for Clemson University researchers and students ...

Mar 16, 2007
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Trick of the light throws up rarely seen dwarf

A galaxy long considered to be a giant has turned out to be an optical illusion, with new observations by an astronomer from The Australian National University revealing that the star group is a dwarf.

Mar 16, 2007
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LEISA observes Jupiter

On February 24, 2007, the LEISA (pronounced “Leesa”) infrared spectral imager in the New Horizons Ralph instrument observed giant Jupiter in 250 narrow spectral channels. At the time the spacecraft was ...

Mar 16, 2007
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New JILA apparatus measures fast nanoscale motions

A new nanoscale apparatus developed at JILA — a tiny gold beam whose 40 million vibrations per second are measured by hopping electrons — offers the potential for a 500-fold increase in the speed of scanning ...

Mar 16, 2007
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Spat between medical journals in England

A British medical publication has called on researchers to boycott another British medical journal, the Lancet, over its parent company's "warmongering."

Mar 16, 2007
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