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2015-04-06 08:48:51

Unlike most types of stars, which are just as likely as not to have companions and be part of a binary system, an ancient type of variable stars known as RR Lyrae stars seemed to always live out their lives on their own – something that has long puzzles astronomers.

2011-07-14 00:00:28

After a decade of vanishing film photofinishing revenue and stiff price competition that has eroded profits from digital photo prints, vendors are seizing the opportunity to make respectable profits on personalized photo products, with photo books becoming the optimal product in this category.

2011-07-12 00:00:58

Lyra Research announces that Robert “Bob” Palmer has joined Lyra as director of its Managed Document Practice. In this position, Palmer will head Lyra’s Managed Print Advisory Service.

2011-05-01 00:09:06

Lyra Research announces that Joel Mazza, director of Lyra’s Managed Document Practice, will present 'How Do We Restart the Innovation Machine: Lessons Learned from Print and the MPS Distribution Model' at the Everything Channel’s Print and Imaging Summit.

2011-03-22 00:00:29

Lyra Research announces the launch of its new Managed Print Advisory Service. The new service analyzes the active migration away from the traditional imaging hardware and cost-per-page purchasing model toward a more robust and efficient managed print services distribution model.

2011-03-11 09:18:11

The first calibrated measurements of solar irradiance made by the LYRA instrument on ESA's second PROBA (PRoject for On-Board Autonomy) satellite are now available to the scientific community.

2011-01-25 00:02:27

Lyra Research is excited to announce that Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager of the Inkjet High-Speed Production Solutions Division of HP’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Lyra Imaging Symposium.

2011-01-06 11:03:25

ESA’s Proba-2 microsatellite experienced a conjunction of the spheres on Tuesday, as the Sun, Moon and Earth all lined up in front of it.

2010-12-14 00:01:42

Lyra Research and Recharger Magazine will host a free, live Webcast that will discuss the office color printing landscape. On Wednesday, December 15 at 12 p.m.

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Lyra’s Peter Mayhew Shares ‘Observations on the European Printer Supplies Market’ at The Recycler Focus on Europe Conference Lyra Research announces that Peter Mayhew, director of Lyra Research Europe, will present “Observations on the European Printer Supplies Market—A Market in Recession” at The Recycler Focus on Europe Conference.

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which together with Altair (Alpha Aquilae) and Deneb (Alpha Cygni) forms the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle. Beta Lyr is a half separated (i.e. one of the stars reached its Rochevolume) eclipsing binary of a cream-white colour. The...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cygnus Constellation -- Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Because of the pattern of its main stars, it is sometimes called the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). The bird extends over the summer Milky Way, appearing to fly south. Notable features Cygnus contains several bright stars. Deneb, α Cygni, is an extremely brilliant star, very prominent despite...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Vega -- Vega (Alpha Lyrae) is the lead star in the constellation Lyra, reaching near directly overhead the mid-northern latitudes, during the summer. It's a "nearby star" at only 25 light years distant and together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the Sun's neighbourhood. Vega is a vertex of the Summer Triangle. Its spectral class is A0V (Sirius, an A1V, is slightly less powerful) and it's firmly in the main sequence, fusing hydrogen to helium in its core....

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Ring Nebula -- Discovered by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix in 1779. The famous ring nebula M57 is often regarded as the prototype of a planetary nebula, and a showpiece in the northern hemisphere summer sky. Recent research has confirmed that it is, most probably, actually a ring (torus) of bright light-emitting material surrounding its central star, and not a spherical (or ellipsoidal) shell, thus coinciding with an early assumption by John Herschel. Viewed from this equatorial...

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.