Archive: 3/08/2007

The Planet, the Galaxy and the Laser

On the night of 21 July, ESO astronomer Yuri Beletsky took images of the night sky above Paranal, the 2600m high mountain in the Chilean Atacama Desert home to ESO's Very Large Telescope. The amazing images bear witness to ...

dateAug 03, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Animated beer smooth to pour

Researchers from CSIRO and Korea’s ETRI will pour a virtual glass of beer in San Diego next week at SIGGRAPH 07, the world’s largest computer graphics conference, to showcase their innovative fluid special effects software.

dateAug 03, 2007 in Computer Sciences
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Star caught smoking

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer, astronomers from France and Brazil have detected a huge cloud of dust around a star. This observation is further evidence for the theory that such stellar puffs are the cause ...

dateAug 03, 2007 in Astronomy
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Where broken DNA is repaired

Ionizing radiation, toxic chemicals, and other agents continually damage the body's DNA, threatening life and health: unrepaired DNA can lead to mutations, which in turn can lead to diseases like cancer. Intricate DNA repair ...

dateAug 03, 2007 in
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