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2014-04-14 16:22:01

Media Advisory from DTE Energy MONROE COUNTY, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are two exercises scheduled Tuesday at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant with the potential to attract public attention. The first is a regularly scheduled emergency preparedness drill, which includes cooperative activity not only at the plant, but also at Monroe County and state emergency facilities. In addition, there will be drill activities at Monroe County Community College. These drills...

Szilard working with Albert Einstein
2014-02-20 09:35:54

By Dolores Davies, UC San Diego Papers include correspondence with Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller The papers of physicist and inventor Leo Szilard chronicling the birth of the nuclear age and the work of the Manhattan Project ­ will soon be digitized by the UC San Diego Library. Szilard played an essential role in the development of the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, yet he was also a passionate advocate for global arms control and argued for using...

2014-01-06 12:20:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of astronomers, using NASA's Fermi observatory, has made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens, a kind of natural telescope formed when a rare cosmic alignment allows the gravity of a massive object to bend and amplify light from a more distant source. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This accomplishment opens new avenues for research, including a novel way...

2013-11-19 12:21:15

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 21, to announce new findings about a record-setting gamma-ray burst observed in unprecedented detail by the agency's Fermi, Swift and NuSTAR high-energy satellites and by telescopes on the ground. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The journal Science has embargoed the findings until the time of the news conference. Gamma-ray bursts are the most...

2013-08-22 08:31:07

MONROE, Mich., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Monroe County Community College: WHO: William J. Bacarella Jr., Chair, Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees; Dr. Kojo A. Quartey, President, Monroe County Community College; State Sen. Randy Richardville; State Rep. Dale Zorn; State Rep. Bill LaVoy; Al Barron, MCCC Alumni Board Chair and Monroe Township Supervisor; U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell; U.S. Sen. Carl Levin; Michael R. Meyer,...

Fermi Begins Extended Mission
2013-08-22 04:19:34

[ Watch the Video: Fermi at Five Years ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Having successfully completed its five-year primary mission, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope entered the extended phase of its mission earlier this month – a deeper analysis of the high-energy cosmos that the US space agency hopes will continue through the year 2018. Fermi, which began the extended phase of its mission on August 11, has given astronomers an increasingly...

2013-08-21 16:21:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During its five-year primary mission, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has given astronomers an increasingly detailed portrait of the universe's most extraordinary phenomena, from giant black holes in the hearts of distant galaxies to thunderstorms on Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) But its job is not done yet. On Aug. 11, Fermi entered an extended phase of its mission -- a deeper study...

Massive Electromagnet To Be Moved From New York To Chicago
2013-06-17 08:03:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A super-massive electromagnet scheduled to be moved from Long Island to Chicago beginning this past weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather. The 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet will be carefully moved in one piece from its current home in New York to the US Department of Energy´s (DOE) Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, where it will become part of the Muon g-2 experiment. The...

Fermi Space Telescope Dodges Soviet Satellite
2013-05-01 18:58:05

[ Watch the Video: Fermi's Close Call with a Soviet Satellite ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said on Tuesday its Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was able to dodge a 1.5-ton bullet in space. Julie McEnery, a project scientist for Fermi, opened her email at the end of March and found an automatically generated report arrived from NASA's Robotic Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis (CARA) team. The document said Fermi was just one week away from an...

2013-02-14 16:20:30

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study using observations from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope reveals the first clear-cut evidence the expanding debris of exploded stars produces some of the fastest-moving matter in the universe. This discovery is a major step toward understanding the origin of cosmic rays, one of Fermi's primary mission goals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Scientists have been trying to find the sources of...