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Physics - 07.05.2009
UC Berkeley UV detector to be installed in Hubble telescope
UC Berkeley UV detector to be installed in Hubble telescope
BERKELEY — NASA's final mission to the 17-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, which begins May 11, will deliver a new instrument partly built by University of California, Berkeley, physicists to map the structure of the universe.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 07.05.2009
Jerry Mitrovica Named Professor of Geophysics at Harvard
Cambridge, Mass. May 7, 2009 - Theoretical geophysicist Jerry X. Mitrovica, whose studies of the Earth's structure and evolution have important implications for our understanding of climate and sea-level changes throughout Earth's history, has been named professor of geophysics in Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, effective July 1, 2009.

Physics - Art and Design - 28.04.2009
Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 Fax: 443-287-9920 April 28, 2009 Johns Hopkins Media Contact: Lisa De Nike 443-287-9960, Lde [a] jhu (p) edu Space Telescope Media Contact: Ray Villard 410-338-4514, Villard [a] stsci (p) edu Adam Riess was among 72 scientists elected today to membership in the National Academy of Sciences at the organization's 1

Chemistry - Physics - 28.04.2009
$30 million from DOE for carbon capture, sequestration
BERKELEY — Two University of California, Berkeley, faculty members will receive $30 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to find better ways to sepa

Physics - Earth Sciences - 23.04.2009
THEMIS mission tracks electrical tornadoes in space
THEMIS mission tracks electrical tornadoes in space
Vienna, Austria - Earth-bound tornadoes are puny compared to "space tornadoes," which span a volume as large as Earth and produce electrical currents exceeding 100,000 amperes, according to new observations by a suite of five NASA space probes.

Physics - Mathematics - 22.04.2009
'Sixty Symbols' unravelling the secret language of science
’Sixty Symbols’ unravelling the secret language of science
PA 113/09 It is the most famous scientific equation in history, framed by Einstein more than a century ago.

Environment - Physics - 21.04.2009
Journey to “another planet”: students talk about their trip to Antarctica
Journey to “another planet”: students talk about their trip to Antarctica
Journey to ?another planet?: students talk about their trip to Antarctica Engineering students discuss travelling to the icy continent and learning more about climate change %0A " Wednesday 22 April

Linguistics / Literature - Physics - 07.04.2009
UCLA Library acquires John Fante’s literary papers
The UCLA Library has acquired the literary papers of the Los Angeles novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter John Fante (1909?83).

Environment - Physics - 07.04.2009
Climate change to spur rapid shifts in fire hotspots, projects new analysis
This map shows the invasion (orange) and retreat (blue) of fire risk projected for 2010-2039 under a new climate model that looks at wildfire patterns on a global scale. Click map for larger version . (Meg Krawchuk, UC Berkeley) BERKELEY — Climate change will bring about major shifts in worldwide fire patterns, and those changes are coming fast, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at Texas Tech University.

Health - Physics - 06.04.2009
Point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring, to be developed with 2 million award
Point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring, to be developed with £2 million award A new device for people living with HIV to monitor their own health is being developed %0A " Joint P

Physics - Chemistry - 06.04.2009
New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures
New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures Miniscule ring and disk combine to detect chemicals and substances Imperial College London news release For immediate

Physics - Health - 05.04.2009
Accelerating success: Imperial teams up with the Cockcroft Institute
Accelerating success: Imperial teams up with the Cockcroft Institute New research partnership to focus on next generation of particle accelerators %0A " By Danielle Reeves 6 April 2009 Developing the

Physics - 31.03.2009
Matt Lauer of NBC News to Deliver Class Day Speech at Harvard
Cambridge, Mass. March 31, 2009 - Matt Lauer, co-anchor of Today on NBC News, has been selected as the 2009 Senior Class Day speaker.

Environment - Physics - 23.03.2009
In Disaster-Prone Areas, Construction Needs a New Approach
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 In regions that have been devastated by hurr

Physics - Environment - 19.03.2009
Budding science writers are rewarded for their creativity in the Science Challenge 2009
Budding science writers are rewarded for their creativity in the Science Challenge 2009 Annual essay writing competition promotes science communication - %0A " Friday 20 March 2009 By Naomi Weston It's the year 2088 and the Earth's temperature has finally peaked.

Health - Physics - 19.03.2009
Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert
Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2009 March Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert PA 72/09 A University of Nottingham expert is calling on

Earth Sciences - Physics - 18.03.2009
Scientists cable seafloor seismometer into state earthquake network
Scientists cable seafloor seismometer into state earthquake network
BERKELEY — A newly laid, 32-mile underwater cable finally links the state's only seafloor seismic station with the University of California, Berkeley's seismic network, merging real-time data f

Health - Physics - 15.03.2009
A sticky business – how cancer cells become more ’gloopy’ as they die
A sticky business ? how cancer cells become more 'gloopy' as they die Imperial researchers capture images of changes as they occur inside cells %0A " Imperial College London news release Strictly emb

Physics - Administration - 03.03.2009

Physics - Art and Design - 02.03.2009
Frank Shoemaker, leading high-energy physicist, dies
Frank Shoemaker, a leader in the development of high-energy particle accelerators during a highly revelatory era for physics and a founding member of the experimental particle physics group at Princeton, has died at age 86.

Physics - 26.02.2009
Los Alamos identifies internal material control issue
Los Alamos identifies internal material control issue
The error relates to internal inventory and accounting that documents movement of sensitive materials within a small portion of Technical Area 55. LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 26, 2009— Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have reported an internal material control error to the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Chemistry - Physics - 24.02.2009
Double success for Imperial researchers developing the solar cells and plastic electronics of the future
Double success for Imperial researchers developing the solar cells and plastic electronics of the future Highly-cited honour for two Imperial-authored papers %0A " By Danielle Reeves Monday 23 Februa

Physics - Chemistry - 23.02.2009
Hydrogen Powered Performer takes to the Stage
A ‘green' concert performed by reggae artist Carlos Dadawah will be entirely powered by hydrogen, thanks to the expertise of engineer Alex Bevan from the University of Birmingham.

Physics - Event - 23.02.2009
Paul Richards, George Smoot honored for astrophysics research and teaching
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Physics - Environment - 20.02.2009
The sun is a star when it comes to sustainable energy
The sun is a star when it comes to sustainable energy
In order for plastic solar cells with 8% efficiency to supply U.S. electrical energy needs, a land area of 58 million acres (shown as eight green blocks) would have to be covered by solar farms.

Physics - 19.02.2009
First Director of Imperial’s Institute for Shock Physics appointed
First Director of Imperial's Institute for Shock Physics appointed Professor Steve Rose takes on new role %0A " By Danielle Reeves Thursday 12 February 2009 Professor Steve Rose from Imperial's Department of Physics has been appointed the first Director of the College's Institute for Shock Physics.

Physics - Business / Economics - 19.02.2009
Research into carbon fibre recycling helps air industry go green
Research into carbon fibre recycling helps air industry go green
PA 46/09 The aircraft and motor industries could become much greener thanks to new research into carbon fibre recycling by engineers at The University of Nottingham.

Physics - 18.02.2009
New Recipe for Dwarf Galaxies: Start with Leftover Gas
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 Fax: 443-287-9920 February 18, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johns Hopkins Media Contact: Lisa De Nike 443-287-9960, Lde [a] jhu (p) edu JPL/NASA Media Contacts: Whitney Clavin and Rhea Borja 818-354-4673/354-0850 There is more than one way to make a dwarf galaxy, and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer has found a new recipe.

Physics - Electroengineering - 18.02.2009
Quantum dance: Discovery led by Princeton researchers could revolutionize computing
An international team of scientists, led by a Princeton University group, has observed an exciting and strange behavior in electrons' spin within a new material that could be harnessed to transform computing and electronics.

Physics - 17.02.2009
Astronomers need YOU to help create galaxy guide
Astronomers need YOU to help create galaxy guide
How many arms does a spiral galaxy have? Can you spot a galaxy with a ‘peanut' bulge? Or a galactic merger? Answers to these and other strange questions will be provided by ordinary web users who — by working together — have proven to be just as good at galaxy-spotting as professional astronomers.

Physics - Chemistry - 17.02.2009
Cheaper materials could be key to low-cost solar cells
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Physics - Event - 15.02.2009
Postgraduate named as one of the UK’s best young female engineers
Postgraduate named as one of the UK?s best young female engineers Imperial student wins the 2008 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award %0A " Monday 16 February 2009 By Colin Smith Imperial Colle

Environment - Physics - 11.02.2009
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design new Andlinger Center
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, a New York firm known for its careful attention to context, creative use of materials and innovative modernist work, has been chosen to design Princeton University's new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment .

Physics - Environment - 09.02.2009
Imperial becomes first university to commit to halving the construction waste it sends to landfill
Imperial becomes first university to commit to halving the construction waste it sends to landfill New agreement signed with WRAP to reuse and recycle more waste materials - %0A " Imperial College Lo

Physics - Life Sciences - 05.02.2009
Inner workings of photosynthesis revealed by powerful new laser technique
Inner workings of photosynthesis revealed by powerful new laser technique Instant images show how energy is transported across photosynthetic molecules %0A " Imperial College London news release For

Physics - Chemistry - 05.02.2009
Cracking a controversial solid state mystery
Cracking a controversial solid state mystery
PA 33/09 February 5 2009 Scientists can easily explain the structural order that makes steel and aluminium out of molten metal. And they have discovered the molecular changes that take place as water turns to ice. But, despite the fact that glass blowers have been plying their trade since the first century BC, we have only just begun to understand what makes molten glass solid.

Chemistry - Physics - 03.02.2009
Lab scientists Burns, Hay named new AAAS Fellows
Lab scientists Burns, Hay named new AAAS Fellows
The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 3, 2009—Laboratory researchers Carol Burns and Jeffrey Hay are new 2008 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Physics - Life Sciences - 26.01.2009
Space mission for worms
Space mission for worms
Worms from The University of Nottingham should be checking in for a flight onboard the Space Shuttle later this year — to help researchers investigate the effect of zero gravity on the body's muscle development and physiology. Researchers are also hoping to get primary school children involved in the project.

Physics - Chemistry - 23.01.2009
Physicist Sumner Davis has died at 84
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Physics - Event - 15.01.2009
DOE awards University PPPL contract
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Jan. 15 that Princeton University has been awarded a five-year management and operating contract to continue managing the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory .

Physics - Chemistry - 12.01.2009
New technique offers breakthrough in Nano-construction
13 January 2009 New technique offers breakthrough in Nano-construction Researchers at the University of Sheffield have devised an innovative technique to join together nanoscale-objects.

Physics - Mathematics - 08.01.2009
Researchers Control the Assembly of Nanobristles into Helical Clusters
Cambridge - Harvard - From the structure of DNA to nautical rope to distant spiral galaxies, helical forms are as abundant as they are useful in nature and manufacturing alike.

Physics - Life Sciences - 07.01.2009
Jan. 11 is local kickoff of 'Year of Science 2009'
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Physics - Health - 07.01.2009
Researchers Measure Elusive Repulsive Force From Quantum Fluctuations
Cambridge - Harvard - Researchers from Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have measured, for the first time, a repulsive quantum mechanical force that could be harnessed and tailored for a wide range of new nanotechnology applications.

Environment - Physics - 02.01.2009
Carbon Dioxide Rich Atmosphere Present in Ancient Ice Age
Research by the University of Birmingham has provided evidence that a warm atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide was present in an ancient ice age. This could only have happened if the planet was nearly all covered in ice and snow. Scientists from the University's School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, say that, whereas today, we associate more greenhouse gases with a warm world, in a very severe ice age, even plenty of greenhouse gas cannot stop the world being covered in reflective ice and snow.
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