Archive: 6/01/2009

Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers may have solved a cosmic chicken-and-egg problem -- the question of which formed first in the early Universe -- galaxies or the supermassive black holes seen at their cores.

dateJan 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging

Recent animal studies have shown that clioquinol - an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders - can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. ...

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Fermi telescope unveils a dozen new pulsars

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered 12 new gamma-ray-only pulsars and has detected gamma-ray pulses from 18 others. The finds are transforming our understanding of how these stellar cinders ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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Active galaxies are different near and far

(PhysOrg.com) -- An ongoing X-ray survey undertaken by NASA's Swift spacecraft is revealing differences between nearby active galaxies and those located about halfway across the universe. Understanding these differences will ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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WowWee Rovio WiFi Webcam A Consumer Wunderkind

(PhysOrg.com) -- WowWee introduces the first consumer WiFi roving Webcam for being there without having to go there. The WowWee Rovio is PC/Mac compatible and measures approximately 13.5-inches x 12-inches x 14-inches and ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in Robotics weblog
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