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Names Chosen For Elements 114 And 116
2011-12-02 12:22:03

On Thursday, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) proposed new names for elements 114 and 116.

Separating Signal And Noise In Climate Warming
2011-11-19 04:19:22

In order to separate human-caused global warming from the "noise" of purely natural climate fluctuations, temperature records must be at least 17 years long, according to climate scientists.

2011-11-14 16:00:00

LLNL, LANL and Sandia initiate 2PetaFlop/s Xtreme-Xâ„¢ Supercomputer deployment based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 Family Seattle, CA (PRWEB) November

Clearing The Air On Cloud Simulations
2011-10-27 08:36:16

Climate models have a hard time representing clouds accurately because they lack the spatial resolution necessary to accurately simulate the billowy air masses.

2011-06-13 15:38:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp.

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2011-06-09 05:50:03

Scientists from the scientific governing committees of physics and chemistry have added two new elements -- yet to be named -- to the periodic table.

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2011-05-18 08:36:13

By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Massive Compact Halo Object (MACHO) -- Massive compact halo objects, or MACHOs, are a type of astronomical body proposed as one possible explanation for the presence of dark matter in galactic halos. A MACHO is a small chunk of normal baryonic matter, far smaller than a star, which drifts through interstellar space unassociated with any solar system. Since MACHOs would not emit any light of their own, they would be very hard to detect. Recent work has suggested that MACHOs are not...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.