Archive: 10/16/2013

ALMA probes mysteries of jets from giant black holes

Two international teams of astronomers have used the power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array to focus on jets from the huge black holes at the centers of galaxies and observe how they affect ...

Oct 16, 2013
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US shutdown threatens hopes for Antarctic reserve

The U.S. government shutdown is threatening a long-awaited deal to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica. Americans are among the most enthusiastic proponents, but they might not make ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Need motivation? There's an app or gadget for that

Welcome to the measured life. When Tim Davis of Beaver, Pennsylvania, tipped the scales at 318 pounds (144 kilograms) two years ago, he bought a Fitbit gadget to track his physical activity and the Lose It! ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Earnings preview: EBay 3Q profit, sales seen up

Online auctioneer eBay Inc. is expected to post higher revenue and earnings in the quarter through September thanks to higher transaction revenue from its websites and greater use of its payments processor PayPal.

Oct 16, 2013
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Astronomer George Herbig вies at фge 93

Dr. George H. Herbig, astronomer emeritus at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, has died at the age of 93. He joined the faculty of the UH Institute ...

Oct 16, 2013
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