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2009-07-30 11:46:39

A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together.

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2009-06-05 09:45:00

Beginning today, ESA's Planck satellite will carry out a critical mid-course maneuver that will place the satellite on its final trajectory for arrival at L2, the second Lagrange point of the Sun-Earth system, early in July.

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2009-05-28 07:27:17

Canaries that hear poor songs as juveniles nevertheless sing rather normal songs as adults.

2009-05-14 09:13:22

The European Space Agency's Herschel and Planck satellites went into space Thursday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from the French spaceport in French Guiana. The dual space telescopes were headed toward a spot called L2 -- the second Lagrange point -- where they will operate in different orbits. L2 is a local gravitational point that is fixed in the Earth-sun system and is situated on Earth's night side, the ESA said.

2009-05-11 13:09:07

U.S. scientists say they have created the world's smallest incandescent lamp to explore the boundary between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. The UCLA researchers said thermodynamics concerns systems with many particles while quantum mechanics works best when applied to just a few.

2008-12-04 15:35:29

People 70 and older tend to feel about 13 years younger than their chronological age, U.S. and German researchers said.

2008-07-31 12:01:05

By Stephen Pounds, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jul. 30--The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees approved a cooperative agreement Wednesday with the Max Planck Society to partner in research and academic programs.

2008-07-22 18:00:55

By Stephen Pounds, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jul. 22--The Palm Beach County Commission will vote today on a plan to give almost $87 million to the Max Planck Society in return for 135 high-wage jobs and a giant research partner for Scripps Florida.

2008-07-22 15:00:39

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Alyson Seligman of Carey O'Donnell PR Group, +1-561-832- 3231, alyson@codpr.com, for The Max Planck Florida Institute WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Following unanimous approval by the seven members of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, for the first time in its 60-year history Germany's Max Planck Society has established an Institute in the United States.

2008-07-18 03:00:50

By Mark Hollis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul.


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