Archive: 6/11/2007

Record 5th planet found around nearby star

A team of American astronomers announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 6) the discovery of a record-breaking fifth planet around the nearby star 55 Cancri, making it the only star aside from the sun known to have five planets.

dateNov 06, 2007 in Astronomy
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Discovery Set To Land Wednesday

The space shuttle Discovery crew is scheduled to complete a 15-day mission to the International Space Station with a landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

dateNov 06, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Pushing the limits of chip miniaturisation

Over the last four decades, computer chips have found their way into virtually every electronic device in the world. During that time they have become smaller, cheaper and more powerful, but, for a team of European researchers, ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Semiconductors
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Bringing all-optical networks closer to home

Converting between electronic and optical signals is one of the main costs in high-speed data networks and telecommunications applications, even more so when looking at future applications. The solution, say the experts, ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Telecom
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Scientists find high-fat diet disrupts body clock

Our body’s 24-hour internal clock, or circadian clock, regulates the time we go to sleep, wake up and become hungry as well as the daily rhythms of many metabolic functions. The clock -- an ancient molecular machine found ...

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