Archive: 09/18/2008

BOSS: The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) uses a 2.5-meter telescope with a wider field of view than any other large telescope, located on a mountaintop in New Mexico called Apache Point and devoted solely to mapping ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in Astronomy
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Why chemo works for some people and not others

MIT researchers have shown that cells from different people don't all react the same way when exposed to the same DNA-damaging agent — a finding that could help clinicians predict how patients will respond to chemotherapy.

dateSep 18, 2008 in Genetics
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Girders Get the Green Light

( -- The temperature is now stabilized at a mild 68 °F (20 °C), support pedestals are in place and aligned, the paint is dry and physicists are moving in. That's the scene in the Linac Coherent ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in General Physics
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Left, Right; Obama, McCain: It may not be what you think

( -- Why does it seem many people begin with political preferences and then try to find reasons justifying their inclinations? Why is it so difficult to sway people who care deeply about politics no matter how ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in Other
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Polar Crown Prominences

Warning: Material contained in this story may make you wish to become a solar physicist. Japan's Hinode spacecraft, launched in 2006 on a mission to study the sun, is beaming back movies that astonish even ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in Astronomy
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