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Hubble Inspires New Technologies
2013-03-31 05:30:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from NASA´s Hubble Space Telescope, two different teams of researchers have developed both an easy-to-use, fully searchable 3D map of the universe and new technology that could improve the quality of laser eye surgery, various media outlets reported late last week. A Microsoft team collected data and images from Hubble and other similar instruments to create what has been dubbed the WorldWide Telescope...

A New View From A New Landsat Mission
2013-03-22 05:59:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA officials announced on Thursday the release of the first images taken by the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched in February. According to the US space agency, the pictures were taken by LDCM on March 8 at approximately 1:40pm EDT. They depict the intersection of the Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado, and were acquired using the satellite´s...

Laser Pointers Are Still Dangerous: NIST
2013-03-21 04:56:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently demonstrated a low-cost apparatus designed to quickly and accurately measure the properties of 122 commercially available handheld laser pointers. The scientists found that nearly 90 percent of green laser pointers and approximately 44 percent of red laser pointers were out of compliance with federal safety regulations. The NIST test apparatus was...

Looking Through Fire: Hologram Could Help Firefighters Find Victims
2013-02-27 14:45:19

[WATCH VIDEO: Video Comparing Imaging Systems] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new technology developed by Italian researchers and published in the journal Optics Express could potentially give firefighters superhero-like ability. Scientists developed a new imaging technique with the potential to allow firefighters to see through flames to find people in need of rescue. The new technique uses infrared (IR) digital holography to look through chaotic...


Latest Infrared Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Star Formation -- Star formation is the process by which gas in molecular clouds gets transformed into stars. In the current paradigm of star formation, cores of molecular clouds (regions of specially high density) became gravitationally unstable, and start to concentrate. Part of the gravitational energy lost in the process is radiated in the infrared, another part increases the temperature of the core. The accretion of material happen partially though a circumstellar disc. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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