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Supernova RCW 86 Mystery Solved with Spitzer and WISE

Supernova RCW 86 Mystery Solved with Spitzer and WISE

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:37:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

In AD185, a guest star amused the Chinese astronomers of the time for an eight month spell. One of several supernovae that the advanced civilisation peered at over their history had illuminated their erudite books with heavenly light. In fact, we have known for a while it was RCW 86, but now we have an idea about how far the explosion spread and how a white dwarf was involved.

Supernova RCW 86 Mystery Solved with Spitzer and WISE

Thermo-learning from Nest Labs

Thermo-learning from Nest Labs

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Nest Laboratories at Palo Alto have furthered the Californian ambition to be ahead in all technology. As far as your home comforts are concerned, the learning thermostat has the potential to keep you at your most comfortable when you're there and preserve your bank balance when you're not.

Thermo-learning from Nest Labs

Americans hunted Mastodon

Americans hunted Mastodon

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

North Americans will be pleased to find that their history has been backdated by 800 years. Texas A&M University researched in Washington State with the help of universities from Colorado, Washington and, of course, Denmark. The research is published in the journal, Science. A mastodon is the original star of the show, found in a pond at the Manis site on the Olympic peninsula.

Americans hunted Mastodon

Low Flying Objects

Low Flying Objects

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

DASH, short for Dynamic Autonomous Sprawled Hexapod was a robot investigating stability. Designing a 25 g, 10 cm robot was easy, but they couldn't decide whether it should be a bird or an insect. There was a clue though - it had six legs.

Low Flying Objects

Glass is half full for nano disease diagnosis

Glass is half full for nano disease diagnosis

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:43:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Nanotechnology is a potentially exciting future medical tool but it remains prohibitively expensive. An MIT scientist sought inspiration in glass blowing to find a way to mass produce these super tiny diagnostic tools.

Glass is half full for nano disease diagnosis

New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory in Chile have announced the discovery of two new rare globular clusters of stars in the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. The discoveries represent the fruits of an ambitious project to survey the center of the galaxy in infrared light.

New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

Mystery of dark matter deepens

Mystery of dark matter deepens

Posted Wed, 19 Oct 2011 07:34:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new study shows that mysterious dark matter is even more mysterious than cosmologists thought. Now scientists will need to come up with new theories regarding the nature of the strange stuff that astrophysicists believe makes up the bulk of the universe.

Mystery of dark matter deepens

'Minibeasts' rule the world, it seems

'Minibeasts' rule the world, it seems

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:12:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We look down on it. We trample all over it. We very rarely give it a thought, but, ''most of Earth's biodiversity is found in soil,'' NSF program director Matt Kane states! The NSF (National Science Foundation) in the US are aided and abetted in this study by Colorado State University, riding to the rescue of the unloved soil denizens.

'Minibeasts' rule the world, it seems

Middle Stone Age ochre toolkit and workshop found in Blombos Cave

Middle Stone Age ochre toolkit and workshop found in Blombos Cave

Posted Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cape Town has been the focus of many ethnic groups over the years. 100,000 years ago, during the Middle Stone Age, a processing workshop was set up 300 km east of the modern settlement. The journal Science published the results of Professor Christopher Henshilwood's investigation of this workshop on Friday. It consists of two abalone shells, filled with an ochre rich mix, found in the Blombos Cave. Ochre is basically a red rock, rich in iron oxides.

Middle Stone Age ochre toolkit and workshop found in Blombos Cave

Mars Carbs.

Mars Carbs.

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:18:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The oldest rocks known include the Martian meteorite ALH84001, from the Allen Hills in Antarctica. Geologists believe it started life, 4 billion years ago, tens of metres below the Martian surface and was 'snookered' off the planet by another meteorite when it struck that area, a mere 16 million years ago.

Mars Carbs.

ESO travel through time with VLT

ESO travel through time with VLT

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Very Large Telescope (VLT) researchers time-travel back to 1 billion years after the Big Bang. Up to that time neutral hydrogen fogged the view of early events in the young galaxies as they 'reionised'. This age of reionisation now has a timeline, after a three year search with the VLT for distant galaxies at this stage of development.

ESO travel through time with VLT

Jaguar gets faster as Titan tackles giant green problems

Jaguar gets faster as Titan tackles giant green problems

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:23:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

One of the world's fastest computers is about to get faster and its operators, the United States Department of Energy, will use their new power to tackle some of the problems of green innovation.

Jaguar gets faster as Titan tackles giant green problems

Farmville company launches range of new games and teases 'social playground' project

Farmville company launches range of new games and teases 'social playground' project

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Zynga, the biggest producer of social networking games, pushed out the boat this week with new Facebook challengers, a casino site and the mysterious 'Project Z'.

Farmville company launches range of new games and teases 'social playground' project

Students, Space and Streaming Experiments

Students, Space and Streaming Experiments

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:20:00 GMT by Dave Collier

YouTube and Space Agencies across the world are collaborating on an online educational project. If you know a student between the ages of 14 and 18 who has a keen interest in science, you might want to tell them about YouTube Space Lab, an innovative venture that will see Google working with the ESA, Lenovo, NASA, JAXA and Space Adventures to promote scientific experimentation in space.

Students, Space and Streaming Experiments

Supply questions asked as rare earths are getting rarer

Supply questions asked as rare earths are getting rarer

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The elements rarest in the Earth (rare earth) are the most expensive, until we mine the Moon or Mars. However, rare earth minerals are increasingly used in new technologies such as electric vehicles, photovoltaic cells and smart phone displays. At a conference in Minneapolis, the Geological Society of America is discussing a situation that is beginning to cause problems.

Supply questions asked as rare earths are getting rarer

Crab Nebula pulsar gamma rays energy amazing astronomers

Crab Nebula pulsar gamma rays energy amazing astronomers

Posted Sun, 09 Oct 2011 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We still receive gamma rays from the Crab Nebula's pulsar source, six million light years away. What is amazing astronomers is the sheer energy, even more than the first-seen light rays. Even a year ago, 100 GeV (electron - volts) was not expected from these pulses or anywhere else.

Crab Nebula pulsar gamma rays energy amazing astronomers

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Scientist protects seeds for future generations

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Social Mobsters in the Kalahari

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New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

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Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:14:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The true impact of email

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