News tagged with reflection

First temperate exoplanet sized up (w/ Video)

( -- Combining observations from the CoRoT satellite and the ESO HARPS instrument, astronomers have discovered the first “normal” exoplanet that can be studied in great detail. Designated Corot-9b, the planet ...

dateMar 17, 2010 in Astronomy
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Alien world is blacker than coal

( -- Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet - a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b. Their measurements show that TrES-2b reflects less than one percent of the sunlight falling on ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Why Hasn't Earth Warmed as Much as Expected?

( -- Planet Earth has warmed much less than expected during the industrial era based on current best estimates of Earth's "climate sensitivity" -- the amount of global temperature increase expected in response ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Biology rides to computers' aid

Photonic crystals are exotic materials with the ability to guide light beams through confined spaces and could be vital components of low-power computer chips that use light instead of electricity. Cost-effective ways of ...

dateOct 19, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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