Archive: 03/04/2007

Weighing the financial risks of nuclear power

Enticed by the gleam of government subsidies, many companies are rushing to invest in nuclear power, expecting that new technology and safer reactors will make them as good an investment as other types of power plants.

dateApr 03, 2007 in Environment
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Hubble's view of barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672

NGC 1672, visible from the Southern Hemisphere, is seen almost face on and shows regions of intense star formation. The greatest concentrations of star formation are found in the so-called starburst regions near the ends ...

dateApr 03, 2007 in Astronomy
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Tracking alien turbulences

New images and data from ESA's mission to Venus provide new insights into the turbulent and noxious atmosphere of Earth's sister planet. What causes violent winds and turbulences? Is the surface topography playing a role ...

dateApr 03, 2007 in Astronomy
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