Archive: 05/06/2006

'Cosmic Telescopes' May Have Found Infant Galaxies

Using massive clusters of galaxies as “cosmic telescopes,” a research team led by a Johns Hopkins University astronomer has found what may be infant galaxies born in the first billion years after the beginning of the ...

dateJun 05, 2006 in Astronomy
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Andromeda Adrift in Sea of Dust in New Spitzer Image

The Andromeda galaxy, named for the mythological princess who almost fell prey to a sea monster, appears tranquil in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The mesmerizing infrared mosaic shows red waves of dust ...

dateJun 05, 2006 in Astronomy
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Jupiter's 'Big Brother' Has Moon-Forming Dust Disk

Earth's Moon was created by an early collision with another large planetary body. It was a "chip off the old block." Mars captured its asteroidal moons as they passed by. But Jupiter made its own moons out of dust and gas ...

dateJun 05, 2006 in Astronomy
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Networking: Y2K hangover finally ending?

Remember the Y2K panic back in 1999? That was the largely unfounded and shamelessly hyped by rapaciously greedy computer companies fear that all computers would cease functioning on Jan. 1, 2000, at midnight, due to somewhat ...

dateJun 05, 2006 in Software
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Eye-catching mobile security on its way

The mobile phone may soon be equipped with a higher level of security thanks to Leeds, United Kingdom-based technical solutions company xVista and its iris-scanning technology.

dateJun 05, 2006 in Software
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