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Similarities Between Operatic Soprano Singers And Helium-Huffing Monkeys Detailed
2012-08-23 13:53:06

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are not a fan of opera music, you may have already assumed the similarities of a classic music form and the shrieks of helium-huffing monkeys. Researchers in Japan however, have released a study detailing similarities between such primates, gibbons in particular, and professional soprano singers. A gibbon´s song is acoustically unique among primates, with a melody which can be heard over two miles away. Wild gibbons use...

New Insights Into Planet Formation
2012-08-17 05:04:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers led by EXOEarth scientists from Centro de Astrofisica daUniversidade do Porto (CAUP) argues that metals like Magnesium might have an important role to play in the formation of low mass planets. Using the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) HARPS spectrograph, the team analyzed high resolution spectra of 1,111 sun-like stars. Of these stars, 109 are known to harbor high mass planets similar to...

LRO Finds Traces Of Helium Around The Moon
2012-08-16 05:19:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) spectrometer aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the atmosphere surrounding the Moon. These remote-sensing observations complement the situ measurements taken in 1972 by the Lunar Atmosphere Composition Experiment (LACE) deployed by Apollo 17. LAMP was originally designed to map the lunar...

2012-03-29 02:28:20

Scientists discover zero-sound oscillations of atomic wavelength in super-chilled helium Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin, one of the world's leading centres for neutron science, have carried out the first investigation of two-dimensional fermion liquids using neutron scattering, and discovered a new type of very short wave-length density wave. The team believe their discovery will interest researchers looking at electronic systems, since high temperature superconductivity...

Helium Shortage Leaves Scientists In No Mood To Celebrate
2012-03-20 09:06:36

Michael Harper for Redorbit.com Helium is a remarkable gas with many roles. During the week it can be used in the laboratory, making sure important equipment like telescopes and MRI machines run cool. On the weekends, helium likes to party, holding your balloons aloft and setting the mood. This kind of “Burning the candle at both ends” is catching up with the gas however, and ultimately may see the end of helium on this planet. According to some, the world may run completely...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.