SSRL Beamline 13 Achieves First Light

On February 14, the first light shone into the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory's newest beamline. Beamline 13, which has been under construction for the past two years, will allow new types of soft X-ray material ...

Endeavour 'Go' For Launch on March 11

NASA's mission management team decided Friday that March 11 at 2:28 a.m. EDT is the official launch time for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 mission.

Fitness@home – A training center in your living room

New projection techniques, combined with exercise and an individually regulated supply of oxygen and scents, can transform your living room into a virtual training environment. Fraunhofer researchers and pro4senses GmbH will ...

Gesture-driven computers

It isn’t always easy to communicate with a computer. Two Fraunhofer Institutes will be presenting new possibilities of man-machine interaction at CeBIT in Hanover (Germany) on March 4 through 9. They will demonstrate how ...

Saturn dominates during March, while Jupiter moves onto the stage

Saturn will be easily visible almost all night during March, glowing bright yellow among the stars of the constellation Leo the Lion. Saturn will outshine Leo's brightest star, Regulus, nearby to the right (west) of the planet. ...

Carbon calculator provides personalized footprint

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a carbon calculator that shows people as well as cities and businesses how their lifestyles contribute to global warming and identifies areas where they ...

ATLAS completes world's largest jigsaw puzzle

Today the ATLAS collaboration at CERN celebrates the lowering of its last large detector element. The ATLAS detector is the world’s largest general-purpose particle detector, measuring 46 metres long, 25 metres high and ...

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