Clemson rocket launches test Alaskan auroras

It may have been 40 degrees below zero at the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska, but aurora and weather came together one recent winter night in a perfect match for Clemson University researchers and students who launched ...

Rare Minerals Illuminate 17,000-year old Questions

Scientists learned it straight from the bull's muzzle: cave painting shows evidence of ancient trade. In collaboration with French museums and research facilities, Stanford researchers have found evidence of scarce manganese ...

IBM Announces Public Beta for Lotus Notes and Domino 8

IBM today announced that users can now download and try IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8, a next generation email and collaboration platform that helps users streamline daily business tasks that run across a variety of computing ...

Ancient perfume found on Venus' island

Archaeologists exploring Cyprus, said to be home to Venus, the goddess of love, have stumbled upon the world's oldest known perfume factory.

Trick of the light throws up rarely seen dwarf

A galaxy long considered to be a giant has turned out to be an optical illusion, with new observations by an astronomer from The Australian National University revealing that the star group is a dwarf.

LEISA observes Jupiter

On February 24, 2007, the LEISA (pronounced “Leesa”) infrared spectral imager in the New Horizons Ralph instrument observed giant Jupiter in 250 narrow spectral channels. At the time the spacecraft was 6 million kilometers ...

Construction strategies to avoid progressive collapse

The 1995 terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building heightened concern on the vulnerability of multi-story buildings to “progressive collapse,” the spread of an initial local structural failure ...

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