Archive: 30/05/2007

Galaxy cluster takes it to the extreme

Evidence for an awesome upheaval in a massive galaxy cluster was discovered in an image made by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. The origin of a bright arc of ferociously hot gas extending over two million light years ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Astronomy
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Study to examine impact of culture on aging process

In the United States, "aging gracefully" tends to imply that we maintain our physical beauty, remain self-sufficient and stay as active as ever. The suggestion, in other words, is that we shouldn't age at all.

dateMay 30, 2007 in Other
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UMass Amherst Scientists Create Fire-Safe Plastic

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a synthetic polymer—a building block of plastics—that doesn’t burn, making it an attractive alternative to traditional plastics, many of which are ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Engineering
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Entrepreneurship can triumph over globalization

Embracing innovation is the only way for Western businesses to succeed in the global market, says Indiana University economics Professor David Audretsch, whose new book, The Entrepreneurial Society, is due for release in ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Other
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Why Are Galaxies without Black Holes Uncommon?

Recent calculations indicate that when two galaxies, and the supermassive black holes that lie at their centers, merge, these galactic 'marriages' frequently produce gravitational forces strong enough to kick the new combined ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Astronomy
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Huge wind machine to simulate category three hurricanes

It will huff, and puff, and blow the house in — but only for research purposes. Two days before the June 1 start of the 2007 hurricane season, University of Florida wind engineers unveiled the world’s largest portable ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Other
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