News tagged with radio waves

Image: Astronaut tests SAFER backpack

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronaut Mark Lee tests the new backpack called Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), a system designed for use in the event a crew member becomes untethered while conducting an EVA.

Dec 01, 2011
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9 new gamma pulsars

Pulsars are the lighthouses of the universe. These compact and fast-rotating neutron stars flash many times per second in the radio or gamma-ray band. Pure gamma-ray pulsars are extremely difficult to find ...

Nov 03, 2011
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Tornado forecasting pushes scientific limits

Ernest Fawbush and Robert Miller made the first ever tornado forecast in March of 1948 using only paper, pencil, and a World War II-era radar -- but tornado forecasting has changed dramatically since that ...

Jun 08, 2011
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