Archive: 28/09/2012

Taking COCOA cryo

(—Testing of the James Webb Space Telescope's Center of Curvature Optical Assembly, or COCOA, recently was completed in the X-ray and Cryogenic Test Facility at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Probing the mysteries of cracks and stresses

Diving into a pool from a few feet up allows you to enter the water smoothly and painlessly, but jumping from a bridge can lead to a fatal impact. The water is the same in each case, so why is the effect of hitting its surface ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Corals have evolved four lifestyles, study says

(—A new study by Simon Fraser University researchers will help scientists better understand and manage coral reef diversity by simplifying how to categorize coral species based on aspects of growth and reproduction.

dateSep 28, 2012 in Ecology
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Fireworks in the early universe

Galaxies in the early universe grew fast by rapidly making new stars. Such prodigious star formation episodes, characterized by the intense radiation of the newborn stars, were often accompanied by fireworks in the form of ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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Who's watching? 3-D TV is no hit with US viewers

Phil Orlins knows everything about producing TV in three dimensions. The ESPN producer has captured the undulating greens of Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia and the flying motor bikes of the X-Games for ESPN's 3-D channel. ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Telecom
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Apple CEO on maps: 'Extremely sorry' (Update 2)

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is "extremely sorry" for the frustration its Maps application has caused and it's doing everything it can to make it better. In the meantime, he recommended that people use competing map ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Business
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