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New Telescope Opens For Business In Chile's Atacama Desert
2011-10-03 09:36:24

[ Watch the Video ] Astronomers have opened up its doors to a new ground-base telescope that will help give scientists a peak at the places that have never been explored. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has released an image of a merging pair of galaxies as part of its grand opening. ALMA is the largest and most expensive radio observatory on Earth and was funded by several different space agencies. Radio observatories collect tiny waves given off by the...

Cryogenic Catering Truck Comes To ALMA Observatory
2011-09-04 05:28:16

  The ultimate in high altitude, high-tech catering has arrived in Chile to serve chilled "provisions" to the telescopes at the largest astronomical complex in the world, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Until now, servicing the state-of-the-art superconducting receivers inside an ALMA telescope has required hauling the entire 115-ton telescope from its observing site at 16,500 feet down to a support facility at 9,500 feet. The dangerous 40-mile roundtrip,...

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2011-07-28 11:15:00

Getting ready for ALMA's first scientific observations The first European antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has reached new heights, having been transported to the observatory's Array Operations Site (AOS) on 27 July 2011. The 12-meter diameter antenna has arrived at the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters above sea level. Here, it joins antennas from the other international ALMA partners, bringing the total number at the AOS to 16. Although 16 sounds like just...

2010-12-01 03:00:00

LIMA, Peru, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Li3 Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LIEG; "Li3") is pleased to announce it has signed a non-binding exclusive letter of intent with Sociedades Legales de Minerales de LITIO 1 a 6 de la Sierra Hoyada de Maricunga, a group of private companies (the "Companies") to acquire 51% ownership of the Companies, which collectively own the Maricunga Project ("Maricunga") in northern Chile. Li3 has retained CIBC World Markets Inc. as its exclusive...

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2010-11-04 13:45:00

Stretching 100 kilometers through Chile's harsh Atacama Desert, a newly inaugurated data cable is creating new opportunities at ESO's Paranal Observatory and the Observatorio Cerro Armazones. Connecting these facilities to the main Latin American scientific data backbone completes the last gap in the high-speed link between the observatories and Europe. This new cable is part of the EVALSO (Enabling Virtual Access to Latin American Southern Observatories) project [1], a European Commission...

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2010-11-02 07:50:00

Team uses observations from powerful radio telescope in high Andean desert; results will help scientists understand how universe is evolving An international team of scientists led by Rutgers University astrophysicists have discovered 10 new massive galaxy clusters from a large, uniform survey of the southern sky. The survey was conducted using a breakthrough technique that detects "shadows" of galaxy clusters on the cosmic microwave background radiation, a relic of the "big bang" that gave...

2010-07-07 07:29:00

TEL-AVIV, Israel, July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RADWIN (http://www.radwin.com), the leading provider of Backhaul and Broadband Wireless Solutions, today announced that its RADWIN 2000 high-capacity links were chosen by the largest mining company in Chile. As part of its corporate social responsibility policy, the mining company deployed RADWIN's solutions to help extend Internet connectivity and e-learning to rural communities in Chile's Atacama Desert. Transworld S.A, a leading...

2010-04-14 10:52:00

HELSINKI, Finland, April 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atacama Labs Oy today announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Lammens as Chief Technology Officer, CTO. Dr. Lammens is responsible for the further development of the company's proprietary Pneumatic Dry Granulation technology, PDG Technology(TM). Dr Lammens also develops the company's own product portfolio and supports clients in developing pharmaceutical products with the PDG Technology(TM). "The appointment of Dr. Lammens...

2010-03-04 04:55:00

HELSINKI, Finland, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - A Finnish Company ATACAMA LABS OY and a German Based EXCELLA GmbH (Fareva Holding SA) Have Signed a Contract Manufacturing Agreement to Jointly Market and Sell PDG Granule and Tablet Manufacturing Services for the Pharmaceutical Industry - Excella / Atacama Labs Offer for the Pharmaceutical Industry Atacama Labs Oy has developed an innovative oral drug delivery technology (called 'pneumatic dry granulation' or 'PDG...

2010-02-22 09:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 7th Linda Quirk will begin her voyage across Chile's Atacama Desert in an attempt to become the first woman in history to complete the 4 Deserts in under a year. Named TIME magazine's second most arduous event in the world, the 4 Deserts is a series of six-day, 150-mile ultramarathons that sends endurance athletes across the Atacama, Gobi, Sahara, and Antarctica deserts. Linda's mission comes at the heels of her most recent...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

La Silla Observatory -- La Silla is a 2400-m mountain, bordering the southern extremity of the Atacama desert in Chile. It is located about 160 Km north of La Serena. Its geographical coordinates are: Latitude 29 15' south & Longitude 70 44' west. Originally known as Cinchado, the mountain was renamed La Silla (the saddle) after its shape. It rises quite isolated and remote from any artificial light and dust sources (astronomy's worst enemies). La Silla was the first ESO...

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