Archive: 30/01/2012

Asteroid to make closest approach since 1975

On Tuesday, January 31, asteroid 433 Eros will come closer to Earth than it has in 37 years, traveling across the night sky in the constellations Leo, Sextans and Hydra. At its closest pass of 16.6 million miles (26.7 million ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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E-learning must synch or sink

( -- According to one University of Alberta researcher, people looking to further their education through e-learning may want to look carefully at the conditions under which online coursework will give them the ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Solar eclipse over the USA

Mark your calendar.  On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire.  It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.

dateJan 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Voyage to the most isolated base on Earth

Alexander Kumar, the next ESA-sponsored crewmember to stay in Concordia, has arrived safely at the research base in Antarctica. The voyage to one of the remotest places on Earth takes even longer than the voyage to the International ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Disappearing gold a boon for nanolattices

( -- When gold vanishes from a very important location, it usually means trouble. At the nanoscale, however, it could provide more knowledge about certain types of materials. A recent discovery that enables scientists ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Nanophysics
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