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2009-07-22 16:45:00

Using devices millionths of a meter in size, physicists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a technique to determine the mass of a single molecule, in real time.

2009-07-10 11:05:27

The study entitled "Does Size Matter in Australia?" uses newly available data from the Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to estimate the relationship between hourly wages and two aspects of body size: height and BMI.

2009-06-29 16:55:00

Whether it's the summer grass that tickles your feet or the red Bordeaux smacking on your palette, nearly every part of the world around you carries special chemical markers.

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2009-05-29 08:03:57

In 1919, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) launched an expedition to the West African island of Príncipe, to observe a total solar eclipse and prove or disprove Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

2009-01-16 10:18:00

Thousands to Pray for End to Abortion WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Catholics will gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the National Prayer Vigil for Life Opening Mass at 7:00 p.m.

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2008-12-19 16:15:00

In a move that would have any astrophysicist scratching his head, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) commissioned a report to assess whether gravitational waves could threaten national security.

2008-12-08 06:00:00

Chants for the Three Masses of Christmas Performed by the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a musical journey that brings calm and reverence to the beauty of the holiday season, the Norbertine Fathers of St.

2008-09-17 03:00:10

By Pesic, Peter BECOMING A SCIENTIST Object Lessons FALLING FOR SCIENCE: Objects in Mind. Edited and with an introduction by Sherry Turkle. xii + 318 pp. The MIT Press, 2008. $24.95.

2008-09-15 18:00:13

NOW that the euphoria and hype surrounding the search for the Higgs boson - using the Large Hadron Collider at Cern - have eased somewhat, it is perhaps opportune to raise a couple of important questions on the methodology of physical science, which seem to have been largely ignored or forgotten in the meantime.

2008-08-22 09:00:43

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of Leonard Bernstein -- as a conductor, composer, and music advocate -- in the history and trajectory of twentieth-century America music can hardly be overstated.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Gravitational Lens -- A gravitational lens is formed when the light from a very distant, bright object (such as a quasar) is "bent" around a massive object (such as a massive galaxy) between the bright object and the viewer. The process is known as gravitational lensing, and was one of the predictions made by Einstein's general relativity. Description In a gravitational lens, the gravity from the massive object bends light as a lens might. As a result, the path of the light from a...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.