News tagged with microwave radiation

Exploring the cosmic X-ray background

You are likely familiar with the cosmic microwave background. This background is a thermal remnant of the big bang. Because of the expansion of the universe, this remnant energy has a temperature of about ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Astronomy
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Americans get most radiation from medical scans

(AP) -- We fret about airport scanners, power lines, cell phones and even microwaves. It's true that we get too much radiation. But it's not from those sources - it's from too many medical tests.

dateJun 14, 2010 in Health
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US, Russia in dispute over computer attacks: report

Less than two weeks before President Barack Obama's visit to Moscow, the United States and Russia cannot agree how to counter the growing threat of cyberwar attacks that could wreak havoc on computer systems ...

dateJun 28, 2009 in Other
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SMOS shines at symposium

Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational. Early results are proving very encouraging with its first observations due to be released in early July.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Space Exploration
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COBE Satellite Marks 20th Anniversary

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite rocketed into Earth orbit on Nov. 18, 1989, and quickly revolutionized our understanding of the early cosmos. Developed and built at Goddard ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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