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2014-02-07 04:22:27

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunpreme Inc., a US-based solar photovoltaic company that designs and manufactures its own cells, panels and systems, is pleased to announce that its advanced double glass PV panels have successfully passed severe test conditions of extreme low temperatures and mechanical robustness. The tests, conducted by the University of Wisconsin at their Physical Sciences Laboratory, are a stepping-stone to possible deployment of Sunpreme panels in...

High-energy Neutrinos Recorded By IceCube Particle Detector In Antarctica
2013-12-02 09:48:39

SPIE Achievement heralds 'the dawn of a new age of astronomy' Scientists at a massive underground particle detector in Antarctica called the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory have detected high-energy neutrinos, ideal for the future of "extreme astronomy" because they can be used to detect the sources of cosmic rays and provide information about our universe's most violent and least-understood phenomena. "This is the first indication of very high-energy neutrinos coming from...

Discovery Of Cosmic Neutrinos Signals New Era Of Astronomy
2013-11-21 14:57:06

[ Watch the Video: Cosmic Neutrinos Observed By IceCube Observatory ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers working with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica have announced that they have, for the first time, observed 28 very high-energy particle events, leading them to conclude that "the era of neutrino astronomy has begun.” Cosmic neutrinos are nearly massless particles that stream to Earth at the speed of light from outside our solar system....

Cosmic Rays Origins
2013-08-30 11:25:08

[ Listen To The redOrbit.com Podcast: The Mystery Of The Origins Of Cosmic Rays ] John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Streaming across the Universe are high-energy charged particles, known as cosmic rays. They move through space, interacting with our galactic magnetic field, deflecting in every possible direction. Eventually these fast-moving particles may impact the Earth’s atmosphere. For more than 100 years astronomers have been aware of their existence,...

Mexico Observatory To Hunt For Gamma Rays In Known Universe
2013-08-22 07:35:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new observatory has begun formal operations in Mexico. The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma Ray Observatory is designed to study the origins of very high-energy cosmic rays and observe the most energetic objects in the known universe. The HAWC uses a unique detection technique that is different from the classical astronomical design of mirrors, lenses, and antennae, making the extraordinary observatory a significant boost...

Neutrinos Can Alter Exploding Star Physics
2012-08-22 10:27:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Within the heart of exploding stars, sparse halos of neutrinos exert a previously unrecognized influence on the physics of the explosion and may alter which elements can be forged by these violent events. Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles that make up the Universe. Although neutrinos are similar to the electron, they have one important difference; they carry no electrical charge. Being electrically neutral, they are not...

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2012-07-10 11:36:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists will be using IceCube, the world's largest telescope buried under the South Pole, to hunt for neutrinos. IceCube is bigger than the Empire State building, the Chicago Sears Tower and Shanghai's World Financial Center combined, taking a total of 10 years to build. The telescope is designed to help scientists understand the mysterious tiny particles known as neutrinos. These particles are emitted by exploding stars and move...

Scientists Weed Out 15-Year-Old Theory On Cosmic Rays
2012-04-19 04:27:13

Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have taken the first steps to determine how the highest energy cosmic rays are produced. Francis Halzen, the IceCube principal investigator, said that although they haven't discovered where cosmic rays have come from, they have made a big leap forward in ruling out one of the leading predictions. The researchers wrote in a paper published in the journal Nature that they searched for neutrinos emitted from 300 gamma ray bursts between...

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2010-12-24 07:40:00

The Antarctic IceCube observatory, an amazing underground observatory for viewing subatomic particles has finally been completed after ten years of work in a cube of ice under the South Pole. Building the IceCube, the world's largest observatory, has been a punishing decade-long process in the Antarctic tundra. But now completed, it will allow scientists to study space particles in the search for dark matter, invisible material that makes up most of the Universe's mass. The observatory,...

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2010-12-01 09:42:17

Katherine Shirey, a high school physics teacher from Arlington, Virginia, has traveled to the ends of the earth to work on IceCube, the world's largest neutrino telescope made entirely out of ice. She has endured temperatures of -35 degrees Fahrenheit, 24 hours of daylight, and extreme altitudes all in the name of science. Students nationwide have been following Katherine's adventure through her blog. As the country's teaching ambassador at the South Pole, Ms. Shirey has posed and answered a...


Latest IceCube Neutrino Observatory Reference Libraries

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2009-05-14 17:51:56

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino telescope that is currently being built at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. IceCube is being constructed in deep Antarctic ice by deploying thousands of PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) at depths of 4750 to 8000 feet. These spherical optical sensors are deployed on strings of sixty modules each, into holes melted by hot water drilling. Since 2005, 59 strings have been deployed and installation is expected to be complete by 2011. The strings are...

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  • A stinking tobacco.
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