Archive: 02/5/2009

Exceptionally deep view of strange galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Coma Galaxy Cluster, in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices, the hair of Queen Berenice, is one of the closest very rich collections of galaxies in the nearby Universe. The cluster, ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Astronomy
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Good liquid, bad liquid (Video)

For airline passengers everywhere, good news. Scientists have successfully tested a liquid explosive detection system that may eventually keep dangerous substances off airplanes. This comes barely two years ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Engineering
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Infant galaxies -- small and hyperactive

Galaxies, including our own Milky Way, consist of hundreds of billions of stars. How did such gigantic galactic systems come into being? Did a central region with stars first form then with time grow? Or did ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Astronomy
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Fighting tomorrow's hackers

One of the themes of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is the need to keep vital and sensitive information secure. Today, we take it for granted that most of our information is safe because it's encrypted. Every time we use a ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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