Archive: 27/10/2011

'Pacman' nebula gets some teeth

( -- To visible-light telescopes, this star-forming cloud appears to be chomping through the cosmos, earning it the nickname the "Pacman" nebula, like the famous Pac-Man video game that debuted in 1980. When viewed ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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Beautiful red Aurora

( -- A coronal mass ejection (CME) shot off the sun late in the evening of October 21 and hit Earth on October 24 at about 2 PM ET. The CME caused strong magnetic field fluctuations near Earth's surface – ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Space Exploration
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TSMC reports shrinking profit, revenue in 3Q

(AP) -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip maker, said Thursday its earnings dropped by more than a third in the latest quarter amid uncertainties about the global economy.

dateOct 27, 2011 in Business
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Arctic chill brings Facebook data center to Sweden

(AP) -- Facebook will build a new server farm on the edge of the Arctic Circle - its first outside the U.S. - that will improve performance for European users of the social networking site, officials said Thursday.

dateOct 27, 2011 in Business
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How to get the message across on climate change

For many scientists working in the field of climate research, one of the most alarming trends has nothing to do with the climate itself: It’s the poll numbers showing that even as scientific projections of global climate ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Environment
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