News tagged with objectivity

How many moons does Earth have?

Look up into the night sky and count the moons. You can see only one moon, "the" Moon. But does the Earth have any other moons? Around the Solar System, multiple moons are the rule. Jupiter has 67 natural ...

dateJul 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Computer programs improve fingerprint grading

Subjectivity is problematic when evaluating fingerprints, and quality is in the eye of the examiner. But three computer programs used together can give fingerprint grading unprecedented consistency and objectivity, ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Software
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Unfolding Gaia

(Phys.org) —Gaia, ESA's billion-star surveyor, will be launched into space towards the end of this year. In the meantime, ESA Space Science has launched a new 'minisite' focused on the Gaia mission.

dateJun 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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New scheme for quantum computing

(Phys.org) —Tom Wong, a graduate student in physics and David Meyer, professor of mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, have proposed a new algorithm for quantum computing, that will speed ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Music of the spheres: Star Songs

(Phys.org) —Plato, the Greek philosopher and mathematician, described music and astronomy as "sister sciences" that both encompass harmonious motions, whether of instrument strings or celestial objects. ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Astronomy
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