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Old Hubble images reveal new planets' orbits

Old Hubble images reveal new planets' orbits

Posted Fri, 07 Oct 2011 01:09:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Old images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have allowed astronomers to calculate the orbits and other characteristics of the only known exosystem with four planets circling a distant star. Astronomers reviewing old images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1998 have discovered evidence of two planets that were missed the first time around.

Old Hubble images reveal new planets' orbits

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:11:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

German scientists say they've developed a new, lighter lithium-ion battery for use in electric cars. The batteries, which can be mass-produced, should save 25% on weight. Although carbon-fiber technology is common in aircraft design, carbon-fiber composite materials are challenging to work with, and have proven difficult to mass-produce in complex designs. Until now.

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

Smile Mount Everest You're on Webcam

Smile Mount Everest You're on Webcam

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:47:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A webcam has been set up to watch Mount Everest. Installed on Kala Patthar by the Ev-K2-CNR committee from the city of Bergamo with a perfect view of its magnificent neighbour Mount Everest, the world's highest peak is now on camera for all to see from 0:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. C.E.T. via the world's highest webcam and is powered by solar energy.

Smile Mount Everest You're on Webcam

Aviation goes green

Aviation goes green

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

As we all tend to fly because of employment, vacation or a migration of some kind, the creation of a new fuel efficient plane would be relevant to our everyday lives. So NASA proposed the Green Aviation Prize, with record first place prize money of $1.35 million.

Aviation goes green

There's an app for that: Turn your iPhone into a medical imager

There's an app for that: Turn your iPhone into a medical imager

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2011 11:35:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new software/hardware combo application promises to deliver medical imaging and chemical detection with a simple iPhone. Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed an application for the iPhone that's reminiscent of technology from the fictional universe of Star Trek.

There's an app for that: Turn your iPhone into a medical imager

ALMA takes front row seat as galaxies collide

ALMA takes front row seat as galaxies collide

Posted Tue, 04 Oct 2011 07:45:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

New images from the ALMA radio telescope array show galaxies colliding, stars forming, with unprecedented detail. Although not yet complete, the massive ALMA radio telescope complex under construction high in Chile's Atacama desert is already providing breathtaking images of celestial phenomena.

ALMA takes front row seat as galaxies collide

Mercury's secrets revealed by the MESSENGER

Mercury's secrets revealed by the MESSENGER

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Planet Mercury's secrets are unraveling, thanks to a flood of new information from NASA's orbital spacecraft, MESSENGER. Launched some six years ago, MESSENGER, or the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, is the first in history to orbit the fiery, innermost planet.

Mercury's secrets revealed by the MESSENGER

Purdue energy pioneer to receive medal from President Obama

Purdue energy pioneer to receive medal from President Obama

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:44:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Green energy pioneer, Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, of Purdue University, will receive a National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama later this year, in recognition of Agrawal's contributions to sustainable energy technologies.

Purdue energy pioneer to receive medal from President Obama

Nanotubes and the dawn of the flexible solar cell

Nanotubes and the dawn of the flexible solar cell

Posted Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:22:00 GMT by Dave Collier

The development of a transparent, flexible conductor could have interesting implications for solar cell design. Northwestern University in the United States, has come up with a novel solution: an application of nano-technology to create a flexible material that is both transparent and conductive.

Nanotubes and the dawn of the flexible solar cell

Breaking the Cosmic Speed Limit

Breaking the Cosmic Speed Limit

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

While the speed of light is accurately measured at 299,792,458 metres per sec (700 million mph) neutrinos have just been policed at an unexpected higher rate over a 450 mile test. While the rate is a mere 60 nanoseconds faster, the incredible fact is that the speed difference is actually 12,000 mph!

Breaking the Cosmic Speed Limit

Scientists revise long-held beliefs about plant biodiversity and biomass

Scientists revise long-held beliefs about plant biodiversity and biomass

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:00:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

For decades, scientists have believed there is a particular relationship between the biomass produced by plants and the number of different plant species in a given habitat. New research published in the journal Science shows that a long held belief about the relationship between plant biomass and plant diversity is flat wrong.

Scientists revise long-held beliefs about plant biodiversity and biomass

NASA Aquarius satellite maps ocean salinity

NASA Aquarius satellite maps ocean salinity

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 03:10:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

So relevant to all life forms and our climate, the sea's salt has now been estimated by NASA's  Aquarius/SAC-D satellite observatory. After two and a half weeks, since only August 25th, the preliminary data have been exemplary, providing us with an early view of large-scale ocean patterns.

NASA Aquarius satellite maps ocean salinity

Look out below: Satellite coming back to Earth

Look out below: Satellite coming back to Earth

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:50:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

NASA's UARS sattelite is expected to plunge back to Earth in the very near future, but no one knows exactly when, or where, debris may land. Although the satellite will break up upon re-entry, not all of the pieces are expected to burn up in the atmosphere.

Look out below: Satellite coming back to Earth

NASA tests sunshield for Webb telescope

NASA tests sunshield for Webb telescope

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Sharon Gill

NASA is conducting tests on the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield, which will protect its mirrors and instruments whilst on its mission to observe remote objects in the universe.

NASA tests sunshield for Webb telescope

All in the game: online players open up AIDS drug research

All in the game: online players open up AIDS drug research

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:18:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Far from being a waste of time, online games have proved vital in new research which could help design new AIDS drugs. Research results could prove a vital tool in developing new AIDS drugs as the players used a specially designed game called Foldit to come up with an accurate model of an enzyme from a virus similar to the deadly immune system condition.

All in the game: online players open up AIDS drug research

Oldest woolly rhino emerges from frozen wilderness

Oldest woolly rhino emerges from frozen wilderness

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 15:05:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

An expedition to some of Tibet's remotest and most inhospitable country has yielded a wonderful result in the shape of a previously unknown giant woolly rhino fossil. At 3.7 million years old, it's also the oldest woolly rhino ever found by some distance, predating the previous earliest find by some 1.1 million years.

Oldest woolly rhino emerges from frozen wilderness

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Our ancient ancestors couldn't digest milk

Posted Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Copulation was invented by ancient fish

Posted Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:20:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stilt break records for migration and finding water.

Posted Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Geckos crossed the line and got bigger

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

As much oxygen as you need

Posted Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Springtails and harvestmen, a new predator/prey story

Posted Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:47:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Birds and passion, Ecuador rules in biodiversity

Posted Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Vainglorious peacock or successful breeder?

Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

'Spiny' is the Super-Sized Predatory Dino

Posted Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:28:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Ice melt increases at both Poles

Posted Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:22:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Quasar disc seen around black hole

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:40:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Scientist protects seeds for future generations

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:19:00 GMT by John Dean

Manakins are athletic tropical courters

Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Water fleas swap infection for reproduction

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Plant insect-repellent used in Stone Age

Posted Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:19:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Smaller, cheaper and greener Toyota Prius c

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Cracking the energy saving code

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Best habitats for life on Mars were underground, new study suggests

Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:14:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Can you hear the Jurassic crickets?

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mammal Evolution: Mouse to elephant-size in 24 million generations

Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:47:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop