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Physics - Veterinary - 25.05.2010
Nearby Black Hole is Feeble and Unpredictable
Nearby Black Hole is Feeble and Unpredictable
Miami, FL - For over 10 years, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has repeatedly observed the Andromeda Galaxy for a combined total of nearly one million seconds.

Health - Physics - 24.05.2010
Nine Imperial researchers celebrate new Fellowships
Nine Imperial researchers celebrate new Fellowships
Nine Imperial researchers celebrate new Fellowships New Fellows of Royal Society, National Academy of Sciences, USA, and Academy of Medical Sciences - News Nine Imperial College London researchers have been celebrating recently after being elected to prestigious Fellowships in the UK and the USA.

Physics - 24.05.2010
STEREO, SOHO spacecraft catch comet diving into sun
STEREO, SOHO spacecraft catch comet diving into sun
This is the comet and its tail as observed by NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft between March 12 and 14, 2010.

Physics - Health - 24.05.2010
Engineers Diagnosing Voyager 2 Data System -- Update
Engineers Diagnosing Voyager 2 Data System -- Update
Engineers successfully reset a computer onboard Voyager 2 that caused an unexpected data pattern shift, and the spacecraft resumed sending properly formatted science data back to Earth on Sunday, May 23. Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., had been operating the spacecraft in engineering mode since May 6.

Physics - 24.05.2010
WISE Telescope has Heart and Soul
WISE Telescope has Heart and Soul
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured a huge mosaic of two bubbling clouds in space, known as the Heart and Soul nebulae. The space telescope, which has completed about three-fourths of its infrared survey of the entire sky, has already captured nearly one million frames like the ones making up this newly released mosaic.

Physics - 21.05.2010
Two new UCL Fellows of the Royal Society
Two new UCL Fellows of the Royal Society
Professor Aeppli is Quain Professor of Physics (UCL Physics and Astronomy) and Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a joint venture between UCL and Imperial College London.

Physics - 21.05.2010
ESA’s SMOS water mission goes live
ESA's SMOS water mission goes live for development, to Susanne Mecklenburg, ESA's SMOS Mission Manager, who is responsible for the data and its delivery to the scientific community.

Physics - Administration - 21.05.2010
Funding boost for new Jodrell Bank 'live science' centre
Funding boost for new Jodrell Bank ‘live science’ centre
The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) today confirmed funding of £3.1 million to kick-start the development of a new Science Discovery Centre at Manchester's famous Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Physics - 20.05.2010
Two Peas in an Irregular Pod
Two Peas in an Irregular Pod
How Binary Stars May Form Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins. The sibling stars circle around each other at varying distances, bound by the hands of gravity. How twin stars form is an ongoing question in astronomy. Do they start out like fraternal twins developing from two separate clouds, or "eggs??

Physics - Mathematics - 20.05.2010
Geometry Drives Selection Date for 2011 Mars Launch
Geometry Drives Selection Date for 2011 Mars Launch
Planners of NASA's next Mars mission have selected a flight schedule that will use favorable positions for two currently orbiting NASA Mars orbiters to obtain maximum information during descent and landing.

Physics - 20.05.2010
NASA's MISR Provides Unique Views of Gulf Oil Slick
NASA’s MISR Provides Unique Views of Gulf Oil Slick
These unique images of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico were obtained by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 17, 2010, at around 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. CDT).

Physics - 19.05.2010
NASA's Mars Rovers Set Surface Longevity Record
NASA’s Mars Rovers Set Surface Longevity Record
PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project will pass a historic Martian longevity record on Thursday, May 20. The Opportunity rover will surpass the duration record set by NASA's Viking 1 Lander of six years and 116 days operating on the surface of Mars. The effects of favorable weather on the red planet could also help the rovers generate more power.

Linguistics / Literature - Physics - 18.05.2010
The Bancroft Library accepts gift of William Saroyan archives
The Bancroft Library accepts gift of William Saroyan archives
The Bancroft Library's new archival material on William Saroyan includes (left to right) a sketch "from a Turkish admirer," a photo of the author in his youth, and a framed drawing of Saroyan with a passage of his writing on Armenia.

Physics - 18.05.2010
Semiconductor manufacturing technique holds promise for solar energy
Semiconductor manufacturing technique holds promise for solar energy
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Thanks to a new semiconductor manufacturing method pioneered at the University of Illinois, the future of solar energy just got brighter.

Physics - Chemistry - 17.05.2010
Cassini Double Play: Enceladus and Titan
Cassini Double Play: Enceladus and Titan
About a month and a half after its last double flyby, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be turning another double play this week, visiting the geyser moon Enceladus and the hazy moon Titan.

Physics - Life Sciences - 17.05.2010

Chemistry - Physics - 16.05.2010
Scientists home in on lithium battery safety flaws
Scientists home in on lithium battery safety flaws
By helping them understand how these batteries behave under different conditions the new method - which involves Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy - could help researchers solve the fire safety problems that have dogged the development of these batteries. Lithium-ion battery technology has enabled the development of many electronic devices we now take for granted, such as laptop computers and mobile phones.

Chemistry - Physics - 13.05.2010
The Undergraduate Diaries – this week: I want to be an RAF fighter pilot
The Undergraduate Diaries – this week: I want to be an RAF fighter pilot
Kat Suddaby, 20, is studying Natural Sciences at Pembroke College. She was brought up near Leeds and went to Boston Spa School.

Physics - 13.05.2010
Asteroid Caught Marching Across Tadpole Nebula
Asteroid Caught Marching Across Tadpole Nebula
A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth.

Physics - Linguistics / Literature - 13.05.2010
In focus: PPPL makes strides in the uncharted science of fusion energy
In focus: PPPL makes strides in the uncharted science of fusion energy
Research being conducted along the frontier of fusion science makes the DOE Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) a destination for young scholars and community members interested in the field of fusion energy.

Chemistry - Physics - 13.05.2010
Turning CO2 into fuel
Turning CO2 into fuel
With new fossil fuel power stations being built every week, and the idea of burying CO2 [ carbon sequestration ] regarded by many scientists as unproven or even unworkable, coming up with an alternative solution to what to do with CO2 is more pressing than ever.

Physics - 13.05.2010
Sun-watching Proba-2 keeps small eye on Earth
13 May 2010 While ESA's Proba-2 keeps its main instruments trained on the Sun, it is also looking back to its homeworld.

Physics - Event - 12.05.2010

Physics - Environment - 12.05.2010
Stanford physicist: Americans should overcome doubts about nuclear power plants
Stanford physicist: Americans should overcome doubts about nuclear power plants
Stanford University physicist Burton Richter believes it is time for the United States to become a leader in the field of developing safe and efficient nuclear power.

Physics - Chemistry - 12.05.2010
David Charbonneau Named Professor of Astronomy at Harvard
Cambridge, Mass. May 13, 2010 - David Charbonneau, an international leader in the search for planets orbiting stars other than our sun, has been named professor of astronomy at Harvard University.

Physics - 12.05.2010
LOFAR tunes in to pulsars
It's here that an international team, including Oxford University scientists, are building an array that, linked up with stations in the Netherlands, Germany, and France will form LOFAR , one of the world's most powerful radio telescopes.

Environment - Physics - 12.05.2010
Andlinger plans blend technical, aesthetic goals for new energy research hub
Andlinger plans blend technical, aesthetic goals for new energy research hub
Architects for Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment have completed initial plans for laboratory, classroom and garden spaces that support the center's mission while creating an inviting new presence at the eastern edge of campus.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 12.05.2010
Volcanic ash in Meridiani Planum
Volcanic ash in Meridiani Planum
12 May 2010 Deposits of volcanic ash colour this view of the Meridiani Planum, as seen by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera.

History / Archeology - Physics - 12.05.2010
Longitude project to chart new waters in untold story of science and State
Longitude project to chart new waters in untold story of science and State
The forgotten story of the British organisation that enabled the development of a system for measuring Longitude, only to disappear from memory after its demise, is to be told in full for the first time.

Law - Physics - 11.05.2010
Redefining electrical current law with the transistor laser
Redefining electrical current law with the transistor laser
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. While the laws of physics weren?t made to be broken, sometimes they need revision. A major current law has been rewritten thanks to the three-port transistor laser, developed by Milton Feng and Nick Holonyak Jr. at the University of Illinois. With the transistor laser, researchers can explore the behavior of photons, electrons and semiconductors.

Physics - History / Archeology - 11.05.2010
University Medal finalists learn lessons about leadership at Berkeley
BERKELEY — This year, four students — Pamela Krayenbuhl, Erik Petigura, Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez, and Reid Zimmerman — were finalists for the University Medal, given to Berkeley’s top graduating senior.

Physics - Economics / Business - 11.05.2010
Square Kilometre Array telescope strengthens team with two new positions
Square Kilometre Array telescope strengthens team with two new positions
The SKA Program Development Office (SPDO) today announced the appointment of Mr Kobus Cloete to the role of Project Manager and Dr Minh Huynh to the role of Deputy International SKA Project Scientist.

Physics - 11.05.2010
Hubble Camera Arrives in Time for JPL Open House
Hubble Camera Arrives in Time for JPL Open House
The historic Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, developed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has arrived at JPL in advance of this weekend's annual Open House.

Physics - Electroengineering - 11.05.2010
UC San Diego Engineers Demonstrate Smallest Laser to Operate at Room Temperature
UCSD Ultrafast and Nanoscale Optics Group Nanoscale Architecture for Coherent Hyper-Optic Sources (NACHOS) DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Calit

Health - Physics - 11.05.2010
Mini-lecture: Seeing tumour treatment in a new light
Mini-lecture: Seeing tumour treatment in a new light
To mark Cancer Prevention Week, Dr Martin Austwick (UCL's National Medical Laser Centre) demonstrates how the centre is using laser technology to detect and treat tumours.

Physics - 10.05.2010
Herschel Finds a Hole in Space
Herschel Finds a Hole in Space
The Herschel Space Observatory has made an unexpected discovery: a gaping hole in the clouds surrounding a batch of young stars.

Physics - Health - 10.05.2010
Mars500 European crew selected and ready to go
Mars500 European crew selected and ready to go 10 May 2010 The simulated flight to Mars is almost ready to depart! Selection of the full crew is still under way, but the Europeans have now been chosen: Romain Charles and Diego Urbina.

Chemistry - Physics - 07.05.2010
Engineer’s research on CO2 conversion gets boost from Japanese chemical company
Perhaps no other researcher has had as much success as UCLA's James Liao in developing technology to turn carbon dioxide into products essential for the green economy.

Chemistry - Physics - 07.05.2010
Playing Dorothy
Playing Dorothy
To help mark the centenary of Dorothy Hodgkin's birth a special play will be performed next week at Oxford University's Lady Margaret Hall.

Physics - 07.05.2010
Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture 2010
Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture 2010
The diversity of planetary systems will be explored by one of the pioneering discoverers of extrasolar planets in the fourth annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture in Cambridge on Monday, 10 May.

Economics / Business - Physics - 05.05.2010

Physics - 05.05.2010
Trapping giant Rydberg atoms for faster quantum computers
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—In an achievement that could help enable fast quantum computers, University of Michigan physicists have built a better Rydberg atom trap.

Physics - Health - 05.05.2010
Researchers show how world's smallest 'coffee ring' may help biosensors detect disease
Researchers show how world’s smallest ’coffee ring’ may help biosensors detect disease
The field of biosensing has recently found an unlikely partner in the quest for increased sensitivity: coffee rings. The next time you spill your coffee on a table, look at the spot left after the liquid has evaporated, and you'll notice it has a darker ring around its perimeter that contains a much higher concentration of particles than the center.

Physics - 05.05.2010
“Tweets” show not all candidates whistle party tune
Whether you're a first time voter, undecided, or looking for something beyond the election leaflets piling up in your recycling box at home, a new website could be just what you need before Thursday's poll. http://tweetguv.co.uk has been designed by students at Cambridge University's Computer Lab, and offers a fast and fresh analysis of how closely politicians are sticking to their promises according to the comments they make on the social networking site, Twitter.

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