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    • Posted by NB Nair
    • April 25, 2014
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    US Astronomers discover earth-sized planet
    • Posted by NB Nair
    • July 24, 2013
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    The forthcoming Mars mission will demonstrate India’s prowess in space technology and conduct meaningful experiments to explore signs of life, study Martian environment and take pictures of the red planet. ISRO Chief K. Radhakrishnan scoffed at c...
    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • May 30, 2013
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    Researchers at the University of Southampton have taken a significant step in a project to unravel the secrets of the structure of our Universe. Professor Kostas Skenderis, Chair in Mathematical Physics at the University, comments: "One of the main rec...
    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • May 23, 2013
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    With this new view of a spectacular stellar nursery ESO is celebrating 15 years of the Very Large Telescope — the world's most advanced optical instrument. This picture reveals thick clumps of dust silhouetted against the pink glowing gas cloud k...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • May 2, 2013
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    NGC 6559 is a cloud of gas and dust located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The glowing region is a relatively small object, just a few light-years across, in contrast to the one hun...
    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • April 15, 2013
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    In the light of recent events, where the possibility of buying the rights to name exoplanets has been advertised, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) wishes to inform the public that such schemes have no bearing on the official naming process. T...
    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • April 3, 2013
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    Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have, for the first time, successfully transmitted a secure quantum code through the atmosphere from an aircraft to a ground station.
    Can worldwide communication ever be fully secure? Qua...
    • Posted by Figen Eker
    • March 28, 2013
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    Concrete plans for a one-way ticket to Mars have been forged. Food will have to be grown on location. Is this a distant future scenario? Not for Wieger Wamelink, ecologist at Alterra Wageningen UR, for whom the future will begin on 2 April. He will be ...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • February 5, 2013
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    Scientists at the University of Essex have been working with NASA on a project where they controlled a virtual spacecraft by thought alone.
    Using BCI (brain-computer interface) technology, they found that combining the brain power of two people could ...
    • Posted by Anne Korn
    • January 21, 2013
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    A nearby short duration gamma-ray burst may be the cause of an intense blast of high-energy radiation that hit the Earth in the 8th century, according to new research led by astronomers Valeri Hambaryan and Ralph Neuh”ďuser. The two scientists, based at...