News tagged with distance

Distance measurement of a microlensing event

The distance to celestial objects is key to calculating their intrinsic properties like mass and luminosity. Distance, unfortunately, is also one of the most difficult parameters to measure. The most direct ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Astronomy
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Native food, native wisdom

For people who have been connected to the land it comes from for thousands of years, food is more than just a collection of calories and nutrients. For Native Americans, traditional staples can define their ...

dateMar 12, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Hunting bats rely on 'bag of chips effect'

When bats hunt in groups at night, they rely on the sounds of their fellow bats to tip them off on the best places to a grab a good meal. Researchers reporting their findings in the Cell Press journal Current Bi ...

dateJan 08, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Explainer: What is a small private online course?

If you have studied an online course at a university over the past couple of decades, you've probably already experienced a SPOC, or Small Private Online Course. SPOC is a new term for an old concept, which appears to be frustrating members of the distance edu ...

dateNov 28, 2014 in Social Sciences
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