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Hot cores in dark clouds

( -- The earliest stages in the life of a star are among the most mysterious. This is primarily because stars form inside dark clouds of material that block optical light, and because they form relatively quickly, ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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Swedish town eyes digital age with Arctic data centre

Perched near the Arctic Circle, the Swedish town of Luleaa hopes that a massive data centre for US social networking giant Facebook will launch the vibrant industrial region into the digital age as a European data traffic ...

dateNov 27, 2011 in Internet
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Herschel paints new story of galaxy evolution

( -- ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that galaxies do not need to collide with each other to drive vigorous star birth. The finding overturns this long-held assumption and paints a more ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Dark clouds in space

( -- Infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) are dark patches in the sky seen against the continuous, bright infrared background produced by our galaxy. IRDCs are rich in molecules and relatively dense, cool gas, and they ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Scientists offer way to address 'age-old' questions

Scientists have devised a method to measure the impact of age on the growth rates of cellular populations, a development that offers new ways to understand and model the growth of bacteria, and could provide new insights ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in Evolution
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