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Using Talk Radio To Track Space Debris
2013-12-02 12:42:54

[ Watch the Video: Listening Up For Space Debris ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Top-40 mixes being played over the FM airwaves are helping scientists locate space junk orbiting around our planet. Australian astronomers are using pop songs, talk radio and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) to help prevent catastrophic space junk collisions. As radio waves bounce around, they deflect off thousands of objects orbiting the Earth, which the team is able to take...

Age Of Astronomy Big Data Is Already Here
2013-07-23 09:11:39

ICRAR High-performance computing specialists from Perth's International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) today became the first users of one of Australia's leading supercomputing facilities -- the Pawsey Centre -- ahead of its official opening later this year. The recent launch of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) -- a radio telescope based in Western Australia's Mid West -- marked the start of an impressive flow of astronomical data that will be stored in the iVEC-managed...

Seeing The Early Universe In A New Way
2013-07-10 11:57:08

ICRAR Solar storms, space junk and the formation of the Universe are about to be seen in an entirely new way with the start of operations today by the $51 million Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope. The first of three international precursors to the $2 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, the MWA is located in a remote pocket of outback Western Australia. It is the result of an international project led by Curtin University and was officially turned on this...

Billions Could Be Saved By New Telescope
2012-11-30 20:32:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new telescope in Australia could potentially help save the world billions of dollars by providing early warning of massive solar storms. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope was unveiled on Friday and its ability to keep an eye on the Sun could provide early warning to prevent damage to communication satellites, electric power grids and GPS navigation systems. The low-frequency radio telescope will be capable...

Citizen Scientist For theSkyNet Gets Once In A Lifetime Experience
2012-11-05 09:11:40

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Last week the top contributor to citizen science initiative theSkyNet traveled to the heart of the West Australian outback to visit the future site of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Mr Kim Hawtin, top contributor to the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) project, was awarded this rare opportunity as part of theSkyNet´s first anniversary celebrations in September. ICRAR Outreach and...

2009-12-09 08:05:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dorothy Gilman, celebrated author of the Mrs. Pollifax series of spy novels, has been chosen as this year's Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as significant output of consistently high-quality material. Gilman, a New Jersey native, has written and contributed to over...

2009-08-10 12:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mystery Writers of America (MWA) will co-sponsor the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Writer Beware program, which exposes publishing scams, educates writers on how to protect themselves from fraud, and maintains a massive database on their website of questionable literary agents, publishers, editorial services, and literary contests. "We are pleased to be able to support the important work that Writer Beware is doing on...

2009-02-19 11:45:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced that international bestselling author Lee Child has been elected president and will serve a one-year term beginning in February 2009. Child will succeed Harlan Coben. Child is a NY Times best-selling author of the Jack Reacher series, published in 43 countries and 30 languages worldwide. His short stories have appeared in 9 collections, including the 2006 Mystery Writers of America Presents Death...

2008-11-20 17:18:49

Mystery Writers of America says it plans to name the authors James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton as the recipients of its 2009 Grand Master Award. The scribes will be honored at an event to coincide with the bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe's birth next year. The organization said this is the first time since 1978 that it has presented dual Grand Masters. MWA said the award represents the pinnacle of achievement in the mystery genre and was established to acknowledge important contributions to...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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