Archive: 3/08/2011

VISTA finds 96 star clusters hidden behind dust

This result comes just one year after the start of the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea programme (VVV) [1], one of the six public surveys on the new telescope. The results will appear in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

dateAug 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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Stray-bullet shootings most often harm innocents

In the first nationwide study of stray-bullet shootings, Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, quantifies ...

dateAug 03, 2011 in Other
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Clearing the decks

On the deck of an aircraft carrier, where up to 60 aircraft are crammed into 4.5 acres (1.8 hectares), real estate is at a premium. While aircraft directors wave fighter jets out of the landing strip, maintenance crews work ...

dateAug 03, 2011 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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