Archive: 07/31/2012

Computers may need patterns to think better

(Phys.org) -- Patterns needed to help computers think better have been investigated by an international research group including a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert, with the results reported in the latest issue of the ...

Jul 31, 2012
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X-rays discovered from young supernova remnant

(Phys.org) -- Over fifty years ago, a supernova was discovered in M83, a spiral galaxy about 15 million light years from Earth. Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the first detection ...

Jul 31, 2012
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The hustle and bustle of our solar system

(Phys.org) -- This diagram illustrates the differences between orbits of a typical near-Earth asteroid (blue) and a potentially hazardous asteroid, or PHA (orange). PHAs are a subset of the near-Earth asteroids ...

Jul 31, 2012
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Testing at Goddard: 'The chamber of horrors'

(Phys.org) -- With pipe-covered ceilings three stories high, catwalks lining the walls, and wires covering every surface, the Environmental Test Engineering and Integration facility—affectionately nicknamed ...

Jul 31, 2012
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Why do cyclists run red lights?

Almost 40 per cent of cyclists have reported committing red light infringements, but fines should only be part of the strategy to improve safety, according to new research.

Jul 31, 2012
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