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Dark Energy Theory Challenged
2013-01-10 09:15:38

[ Listen to the Podcast “The Search For Dark Energy” ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A popular theory that relies on dark energy, thought to be the main contributor to the accelerating expansion of the Universe does not fit newly obtained data with regards to one fundamental constant — the proton to electron mass ratio. Rodger Thompson, a University of Arizona astronomy professor, disclosed his findings Wednesday at the American...

The Kilogram Has Been Putting On Weight
2013-01-07 10:20:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When getting on the bathroom scale after feasting at all the holiday parties, most of us have come to expect a larger number than usual — but scientists from University of Newcastle say that the kilogram itself has been bulking up over the years. The original weight standard for the kilogram (about 2.1 lbs.) is known as the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), and the British researchers say the series of platinum-based...

Ask An Expert – The Woodward Effect
2012-11-26 08:05:01

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This article is the latest installment in a new series where redOrbit´s in-house experts will answer questions submitted by you, the reader. Got a science or space question that´s stumping you? Each week we´ll select a handful of the wiliest questions you can whip up to tease the brains of our resident gurus (we call them ℠geeks´). Question: The Woodward effect is a weird result of General...

Evolution Is A Matter Of Brawn Vs Brain
2012-10-16 06:07:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Brain size relevant to body size has been the most common measurement of intelligence in animals, but it may not be as dependent on evolutionary selection of the brain as was previously thought. This is according to a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A generation of scientists has used brain size relative to body size to predict an animal's intelligence. An example is the human...

2012-10-09 04:00:16

Association of Catholic lawyers honors four recipients with St. Thomas More Award Augusta, GA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 The Atlanta legal community came together to pray for guidance in delivering justice and to celebrate its annual Red Mass which was held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Atlanta, Georgia. Over forty judges attended, including members of the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory was the principal...

Two White Dwarf Stars Emit Gravitational Waves
2012-08-29 07:35:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have confirmed the emission of gravitational waves from the second strongest known source in our galaxy by studying the shrinking orbital period of a unique pair of burned-out stars. The results, which will be published soon in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, tested Einstein's theory of general relativity in a new way. Last...

New Device Can Weigh Molecules One At A Time
2012-08-27 09:40:58

Caltech-led physicists create first-ever mechanical device that measures the mass of a single molecule A team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have made the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules one at a time. This new technology, the researchers say, will eventually help doctors diagnose diseases, enable biologists to study viruses and probe the molecular machinery of cells, and even allow scientists to...

Tevatron Announces Find Higgs Finding Ahead Of CERN's July 4 Announcement
2012-07-02 14:17:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tevatron scientists have made a lackluster announcement before Wednesday's big event, by admitting they are still uncertain about the existence of the God particle. Just two days before the highly anticipated announcement of the latest Higgs-search results come out from the Large Hadron Collider in Europe, the U.S. Department of Energy´s Tevatron collider scientists failed to announce a finding first, but did present more...

Fatness Could Be Next Global Threat
2012-06-19 04:53:26

As people around the globe continue to get fat, researchers now say that gaining weight may be a bigger threat to global food resources than having an extra billion people. Researchers found that if the entire human population stepped on one massive scale, the weight would read 632 billion pounds. During the study, the team obtained information about the average body mass index of people in each country, and calculated the percentage of the population that is overweight and obese....


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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