Archive: 17/09/2009

Online encyclopedia makes life searchable

( -- One hundred and fifty thousand species down, 1.65 million to go. That is the tally for the online Encyclopedia of Life, an ambitious two-year-old project with the goal of nothing less than documenting in ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Asteroid Juno Grabs the Spotlight

( -- Toward the end of September, the sun will turn a spotlight on the asteroid Juno, giving that bulky lump of rock a rare featured cameo in the night sky. Those who get out to a dark, unpolluted sky will be ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Magnetism observed in gas for the first time

( -- For the first time, MIT scientists have observed ferromagnetism in an atomic gas, addressing the decades-old question of whether gases could show properties similar to a magnet made of iron or nickel. Specifically, ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in General Physics
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