Archive: 18/04/2007

White dwarf and ultra-cool dwarf keep their distance

Scientists from the University of Hertfordshire have discovered a rare binary system consisting of a white dwarf, a Sun-like star that has reached the end of its life, and an ultra-cool dwarf, which is the smallest kind of ...

dateApr 18, 2007 in Astronomy
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Brown Dwarfs Beaming Like Pulsars

Brown dwarfs, thought just a few years ago to be incapable of emitting any significant amounts of radio waves, have been discovered putting out extremely bright "lighthouse beams" of radio waves, much like pulsars. A team ...

dateApr 18, 2007 in Astronomy
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How the brain copes with shifty eyeballs

Neurobiologists have pinpointed brain regions critical to one of the brain’s more remarkable feats—piecing together a continuous view of the world by integrating snippets of visual input from constantly moving eyes. Since ...

dateApr 18, 2007 in Medical research
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FCC to Investigate Broadband Deployment

The Federal Communications Commission announces an inquiry into whether broadband services are being provided to all Americans in a timely and reasonable fashion, and possible changes to methods of data collection that affect ...

dateApr 18, 2007 in Telecom
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