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Gravitational Waves Are The 'Sounds Of The Universe'
2011-10-03 09:19:36

Einstein wrote about them, and we're still looking for them -- gravitational waves, which are small ripples in the fabric of space-time, that many consider to be the sounds of our universe. Just as sound complements vision in our daily life, gravitational waves will complement our view of the universe taken by standard telescopes. Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves in 1918. Today, almost 100 years later, advanced gravitational wave detectors are being constructed in the US,...

Image 1 - Could Higgs Boson Explain The Universe's Size?
2011-09-21 13:22:45

  The Universe wouldn´t be the same without the Higgs boson. This legendary particle plays a role in cosmology and reveals the possible existence of another closely related particle. The race to identify the Higgs boson is on at CERN. This Holy Grail of particle physics would help explain why the majority of elementary particles possess mass. The mysterious particle would also help us understand the evolution of the Universe from the moment of its birth, according to a group...

Higgs May Be Detected As Early As Christmas
2011-09-02 12:30:05

  Researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) said that the hunt for the Higgs particle is well ahead of schedule, according to BBC News. They said earlier this year they would either discover the Higgs or confirm is does not exist by the end of 2012. The Higgs Boson is the particle that in the physics "Standard Model" allows other particles to have mass. The discovery or elimination of the particle is one of the LHC's major objectives, and it may come as early as...

2011-09-02 11:27:48

A team led by UA professor and inventor M. Bonner Denton received a 2011 R&D 100 Award for a breakthrough in detection technology that could advance monitoring for nuclear activity, environmental damage, forensic testing and more. What do identifying explosives in a piece of luggage, determining the origin of a bullet and unlocking the age of rocks have in common? They all employ a technology called mass spectrometry, used to detect minute traces of a substance and determining its...

2011-08-18 00:00:43

After careful consideration of each entry, the judges at 5-hour ENERGY® chose the three of the most innovative creations. Our grand prize winner walked away with a whopping one-year supply (365 bottles) of 5-hour ENERGY® shots! Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 The 5-hour ENERGY® "Empty Bottle Brainchild Contest" has concluded and we are excited to announce the winners! After careful consideration of each entry, the judges chose the three most innovative creations....

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2011-07-23 05:40:00

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) may have gotten their first look at the so-called "God particle" -- the fabled massive elementary particle known as the Higgs boson -- according to BBC News reports published Friday. According to BBC Science Correspondent Ian Sample, officials at the Geneva-based particle physics laboratory announced the possible discovery during the 2011 Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics...

2011-05-31 17:06:04

National survey finds gender and race affect self-reported health A survey of nearly 4,000 Americans finds that obese women reported significantly worse health than obese men. Blacks who were overweight also reported better health than blacks in the normal or obese weight categories. Respondents were divided into three categories: normal, overweight, or obese, according to their height and weight. The survey results are published online in the June issue of Springer's journal Quality of Life...

2011-05-10 22:50:00

DAYTON, Ohio, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- No one should ever accuse Dayton's performing arts community of not thinking big. Performances of Bernstein's eclectic stage production MASS are almost unheard-of, even in major metropolitan markets. But now this groundbreaking stage work, in its full glory, comes to vivid life in the Mead Theatre at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio in two landmark performances at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 13...

2011-05-06 00:10:57

The obesity problem plaguing Canadians is a story heard frequently these days. For Katerina Maximova, making connections between the rising body mass index, or BMI, among native-born Canadian versus immigrant children has been the focus of a recent study. In a journal article recently published in the Annals of Epidemiology, Maximova, an assistant professor with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, analyzed data from approximately 6,400 low-income children in an...


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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
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'