Archive: 01/30/2014

Image: A storm of stars in the Trifid nebula

(Phys.org) —A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, as seen in this view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The stellar nursery, where baby stars are bursting into being, ...

Jan 30, 2014
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Looking for Nirai Kanai

In 2013, a new species of goby was discovered in a stream on the main island of Okinawa. The species was named Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, which comes from a traditional word on Okinawa and Amami areas, "Nirai ...

Jan 30, 2014
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Finding more space in spectrum

Radio and TV channels, mobile communications, GPS, and emergency communications are just a few examples of applications that occupy the airwaves. The radio spectrum is a finite resource, but demand for bandwidth ...

Jan 30, 2014
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Support for 'fracking' continues to decline

(Phys.org) —A report by experts at The University of Nottingham shows that the public's perception of shale gas is continuing to wane, despite attempts by energy companies to offer 'benefits' to local communities ...

Jan 30, 2014
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