Archive: 02/18/2012

The star factory: observing Arp 220

Using the Herschel Space Observatory, Wilson's group has found Arp 220 to have large amounts of very warm molecular hydrogen gas, a surprising find that implies molecular hydrogen is the dominant coolant in the high-temperature ...

Feb 18, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 4

Bill Gates attends Obama fundraiser

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates attended a campaign fundraiser for President Barack Obama on Friday, where the US leader cited his example to push for raising taxes on wealthy Americans.

Feb 18, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 1

Taking biofuel from forest to highway

The world is moving from a hydrocarbon economy to a carbohydrate economy, according to University of British Columbia biofuel expert Jack Saddler. He is presenting his work at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association ...

Feb 18, 2012 3.4 / 5 (5) 27 | with audio podcast

Window into world's future oceans unveiled

An international team from the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus program has unveiled the first global model of life in the world's oceans, allowing scientists and policymakers to predict – and ...

Feb 18, 2012 3.3 / 5 (3) 1