Archive: 03/31/2010

The Light and Dark Face of a Star-Forming Nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today, ESO is unveiling an image of the little known Gum 19, a faint nebula that, in the infrared, appears dark on one half and bright on the other. On one side hot hydrogen gas is illuminated ...

Mar 31, 2010
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From a classical laser to a 'quantum laser'

Rainer Blatt's and Piet Schmidt's research team from the University of Innsbruck have successfully realized a single-atom laser, which shows the properties of a classical laser as well as quantum mechanical ...

Mar 31, 2010
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Picturing the Proton

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two theoretical physicists in the College of Liberal Art and Sciences and their colleagues are eager for the results of an experiment scheduled next fall at the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ...

Mar 31, 2010
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Cola and unhealthy lifestyle lower sperm count

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Danish study suggests drinking a lot of cola regularly could men’s lower sperm count by almost 30 percent. The culprit does not appear to be caffeine, since coffee did not have the same ...

Mar 31, 2010 report
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Google service disruption bodes ill for Chinese

(AP) -- Disruptions suffered by Google Inc.'s Chinese search service show how vulnerable it remains to the country's Internet police - a threat industry executives said is likely to drive users and advertisers in the mainland ...

Mar 31, 2010
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Rocket prepared for Soyuz space launch

(AP) -- Technicians at a space center in Kazakhstan have hoisted a rocket onto its launch pad ahead of Friday's blastoff of a NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts to the International Space Station.

Mar 31, 2010
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