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2011-08-18 07:25:00

Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope have shed light on the power source of a rare vast cloud of glowing gas in the early Universe. The observations show for the first time that this giant "Lyman-alpha blob" "” one of the largest single objects known "” must be powered by galaxies embedded within it. The results appear in the 18 August issue of the journal Nature. A team of astronomers has used ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to study an unusual object called a...

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2011-05-03 06:30:00

Berkeley Lab-led BOSS proves it can do the job with quasars The biggest 3-D map of the distant universe ever made, using light from 14,000 quasars "“ supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies billions of light years away "“ has been constructed by scientists with the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III). The map is the first major result from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), SDSS-III's largest survey, whose principal investigator is David Schlegel...

2009-12-07 11:43:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graham Warwick, the senior technology editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology, has been selected to receive the 2009 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aviation journalism. Warwick joined Aviation Week in 2008 after 30 years with Flight International, where he became the magazine's first Americas Editor in 1981 covering defense, technology and business news. He was the winner of the Decade of Excellence award for...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

The Amasa Mason Lyman family will hold a three-day reunion today at 10 a.m. through Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Salt Lake City. For more information,visit MormonTimes.com (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-22 06:00:39

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 22--WALLINGFORD -- The Board of Education has promoted a veteran educator to oversee the district's program for students with special needs. The board voted unanimously Monday night to hire Janice Lautier as the district's director of personnel for compensatory education services. She replaces Joseph Bivona, who retired at the end of June after 25 years in the position. "I'm really excited about this opportunity," said Lautier, who has...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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