Archive: 01/8/2013

Why insect 'tourists' are good for some plants

(Phys.org)—Just as human tourists can be good for the economy, "insect tourists" can be good for a plant. When the hairs of a "sticky plant" trap small insects or "insect tourists," the plant can benefit in ways most people ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Ecology
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LEON: The space chip that Europe built

(Phys.org)—Just like home computers, the sophisticated capabilities of today's space missions are made possible by the power of their processor chips. ESA's coming Alphasat telecom satellite, the Proba-V ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Herschel confirms the origin of cosmic dust

(Phys.org)—The Herschel space observatory has produced an intricate view of the remains of a star that died in a stellar explosion a millennium ago. It has provided further proof that the interstellar dust ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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Vela Pulsar

(Phys.org)—This movie from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a fast moving jet of particles produced by a rapidly rotating neutron star, and may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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