News tagged with years

A close call of 0.8 light years

A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently discovered dim star is likely to have passed through the solar system's distant cloud of ...

Feb 17, 2015
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Guiding our search for life on other earths

A telescope will soon allow astronomers to probe the atmosphere of Earthlike exoplanets for signs of life. To prepare, Lisa Kaltenegger and her team are modeling the atmospheric fingerprints for hundreds ...

Feb 17, 2015
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What's happening in the universe right now?

There are some topics that get a little frustrating in their pedantry, but can really draw attention to the grand scope and mechanics in our Universe. This is definitely one of them.

Jan 30, 2015
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SK Hynix Q4 profit doubles to record level

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said Wednesday its profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter to a record high, thanks to the soaring popularity of new mobile devices such as Apple's iPhones.

Jan 28, 2015
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Magnetic fields help in formation of massive stars

Magnetic fields in massive dark clouds are strong enough to support the regions against collapse due to their own gravity. A study lead by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn ...

Jan 21, 2015
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Bushfires follow Australia's third-hottest year

Australia experienced its third-hottest year on record in 2014, paving the way for an early start to the bushfire season, scientists said Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters battled blazes in three states.

Jan 06, 2015
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Resolve to seek well-being in the new year

The end of the year is always a time of reflection of what we have done and what we have left undone. And, of course, it's time to start thinking about those resolutions for 2015 and what we will do differently.

Jan 05, 2015
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