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Spitzer Celebrates 10 Years In Space, More To Come
2013-08-24 04:09:38

[ Watch the Video: Spitzer Space Telescope: 10 Years of Innovation ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will celebrate its 10th anniversary of scientific research on Sunday, the US space agency announced on Friday. Since launching on August 25, 2003, the orbiting infrared observatory has studied various comets and asteroids, analyzed planets and galaxies, counted stars and even discovered the existence of the carbon spheres known...

Haptix 3D Multitouch Controller
2013-08-15 12:48:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Multitouch, has been a key way to interact with our electronic devices since the advent of the iPhone. These days no technology evolves slowly, however, and great advancements have been made to improve the overall experience. Additionally, companies are always working not only to bring multitouch to more devices, but to actually replace the “touch” part with in-air gestures. The most popular example of this at present is the Leap...

Interns With Innovation Lab Grab On To The Future
2013-08-13 11:29:57

NASA [ Watch The Video - Robotic Arm Built and Used By NASA Interns ] A crowd of onlookers gathers around a metal box with a clear plastic shield surrounding it. Inside are two egg cartons: one with eggs, one without. Also inside are two monitors, a keyboard and mouse, and an Xbox Kinect camera. All of this is for the main attraction inside the protective case--a robotic arm with a small suction tip on the end. As one person clicks on a skeleton-like outline of the arm on the...

Old Age Makes Monster Galaxies Picky Eaters
2013-08-02 13:32:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new analysis from scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) revealed that supermassive galaxies have stopped cannibalizing their neighbors over the past few billion years. The finding calls current models for galactic growth into question. "We've found that these massive galaxies may have started a diet in the last 5 billion years, and therefore have not gained much weight lately," said Yen-Ting Lin of the Academia Sinica...

2013-07-31 23:21:35

Avestée Women’s Imaging Center is offering women in San Antonio a new, highly advanced breast cancer diagnostic tool (3D mammo) that improves the clarity and reliability of mammogram results. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Women in San Antonio now have access to a new, highly advanced breast cancer diagnostic tool that improves the clarity and reliability of mammogram results. Avestée Women’s Imaging Center, conveniently located at 303 W. Sunset Road in San Antonio,...

Spitzer Spots Hula Hoop Star System
2013-07-31 15:47:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers have discovered a young stellar system known as YLW 16A containing three developing stars that work together like a hula hoop. Two of the stars within YLW 16A are surrounded by a disk of material left over from the star-formation process, and as the two stars whirl around each other, they periodically peek from the disk that girds them like a hula hoop. The hoop appears to be misaligned from the central star pair, most...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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