Archive: 30/11/2005

A Planet With Planets? Spitzer Finds Cosmic Oddball

Planets are everywhere these days. They have been spotted around more than 150 stars, and evidence is growing that they also circle "failed," or miniature, stars called brown dwarfs. Now, astronomers using NASA's Spitzer ...

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Optical vortex could look directly at extrasolar planets

A new optical device might allow astronomers to view extrasolar planets directly without the annoying glare of the parent star. It would do this by "nulling" out the light of the parent star by exploiting its wave nature, ...

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Dinosaur takes center stage at Ohio Supercomputer Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will take a journey 66 million years back in time on December 1, to showcase Jane, a Tyrannosaurus Rex exhibit at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, IL. Dozens of presenters, ...

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Opportunity Helps Reveal Possible Secrets of Martian Life

Life may have had a tough time getting started in the ancient environment that left its mark in the Martian rock layers examined by NASA's Opportunity rover. The most thorough analysis yet of the rover's discoveries reveals ...

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Deciphering the Mystery of Bee Flight

One of the most elusive questions in science has finally been answered: How do bees fly? Although the issue is not as profound as how the universe began or what kick-started life on earth, the physics of bee flight has perplexed ...

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Powerful New Supercomputer Analyzes Earthquakes

One of the most powerful computer clusters in the academic world has been created at the California Institute of Technology in order to unlock the mysteries of earthquakes. The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences' ...

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Yale scientists map cell signaling network

Yale University scientists have mapped, for the first time, the proteins and kinase signaling network that control how cells of higher organisms operate.

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