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2009-12-15 07:43:39

Dying, for stars, has just gotten more complicated. For some stellar objects, the final phase before or instead of collapsing into a black hole may be what a group of physicists is calling an electroweak star. Glenn Starkman, a professor of physics at Case Western Reserve University, together with former graduate students and post-docs De-Chang Dai and Dejan Stojkovic, now at the State University of New York in Buffalo, and Arthur Lue, at MIT's Lincoln Lab, offer a description of the...

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2009-08-16 10:00:00

Will the universe expand outward for all of eternity and end in a vast, dark, cold, sterile, diffuse nothingness? Or will the "Big Bang" "” the gargantuan explosion that formed the universe 14 billion years ago "” end in the "Big Crunch?" Planets, stars and galaxies all hurtle inward and collapse into an incredibly hot, dense mass a billion times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. And then "¦ KA-BOOOOM!!! Another Big Bang and another universe forms and...

2009-06-29 13:27:53

 A new calculation clarifies the complicated relationship between protons and neutrons in the atomic nucleus and offers a fascinating resolution of the famous NuTeV Anomaly.The calculation, published in the journal Physical Review Letters on June 26, was carried out by a collaboration of researchers from the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Tokai University and the University of Washington. It grew out of attempts to make sense of the complex...

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2009-06-24 09:50:00

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds paid a visit to UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab last Friday (June 12) to get a feel for the type of research operation the campus and the lab plan to build at his state's famed Homestake gold mine.Rounds has strongly supported efforts to turn the mine, founded in 1877 by mining magnate and California Sen. George Hearst and taken out of operation in 2002, into the world's premier underground research laboratory, and the only one capable of answering critical...

2009-04-22 08:30:00

OTTAWA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems, the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the automotive market, today announced several board support packages (BSPs) for automotive reference boards and development platforms. Building on extensive support for platforms from Freescale, Fujitsu, Intel, Renesas, Texas Instruments, and others, the new automotive BSPs for the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS 6.4 include: Freescale - MPC5121E, i.MX25 ADS, i.MX31 ADS, and i.MX35 ADS...

2009-03-31 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Systems Conference, Booth #936,-- QNX Software Systems today announced that the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS Secure Kernel v6.4.0 has been certified to the stringent security requirements of the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+). The QNX Neutrino RTOS Secure Kernel marks two industry firsts: it is the only full-featured RTOS to achieve Common Criteria certification, and it is the only Common Criteria-certified...

2009-03-03 08:00:00

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at embedded world 2009, QNX Software Systems announced the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS 6.4.1 and the QNX Momentics(R) Tool Suite 6.4.1, which will introduce several new technologies for developers building industrial automation systems, automotive infotainment units, medical devices, networking equipment, and other embedded products. For systems that require a sophisticated human machine interface (HMI), QNX Neutrino 6.4.1 offers the embedded...

2009-02-10 08:00:00

OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems today announced that it has expanded its support for industrial automation platforms with board support packages (BSPs) for more than 20 reference designs and development kits from AMCC, Atmel, Freescale, IBM, Intel, Kontron, and other leading silicon vendors. Developers can download the new QNX BSPs immediately from Foundry27, the QNX community web portal. The new BSPs for the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS 6.4 include: AMCC -- PPC440 EP/GR...

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2009-01-21 11:00:00

Cosmic-rays detected half a mile underground in a disused U.S. iron-mine can be used to detect major weather events occurring 20 miles up in the Earth's upper atmosphere, a new study has revealed. Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and led by scientists from the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), this remarkable study shows how the number of high-energy cosmic-rays reaching a detector deep...

2009-01-14 10:00:00

OTTAWA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems, the global leader in middleware, operating systems, and development tools for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, today announced it has donated one million dollars in software to the Connected Vehicle Proving Center (CVPC) to support research in automotive computing. Building on its OEM Innovation Labs (OIL) program, which provides leading-edge technology to the advanced design centers of automotive manufacturers worldwide, QNX...


Latest Neutrino Reference Libraries

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2009-05-14 17:51:56

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino telescope that is currently being built at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. IceCube is being constructed in deep Antarctic ice by deploying thousands of PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) at depths of 4750 to 8000 feet. These spherical optical sensors are deployed on strings of sixty modules each, into holes melted by hot water drilling. Since 2005, 59 strings have been deployed and installation is expected to be complete by 2011. The strings are...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

WIMP -- In astronomy, WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, figure into one explanation of the dark matter problem. The particles are called "weakly interacting" because they seem not to have much interaction with normal matter (electrons, protons, and neutrons) other than gravitational attraction (thus "massive"). Assuming that there are Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, these particles would then fall out of equilibrium with the universe when they are non-relativistic....

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Supernova 1987a -- Supernova 1987a was a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby dwarf galaxy. It occurred approximately 50 kiloparsecs from Earth, the closest supernova since Supernova 1604, which occurred in the Milky Way itself. The light from the supernova reached Earth on February 23, 1987. Its brightness peaked in May with a magnitude of about 3 and slowly declined in the following months. It was modern astronomers' first opportunity to see a supernova up close....

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory -- The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is taking data that has provided revolutionary insight into the properties of neutrinos and the core of the sun. The detector, shown in the artist's conception below, was built 6800 feet under ground, in INCO's Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is a heavy-water Cherenkov detector that is designed to detect neutrinos produced by fusion reactions in the sun. It uses 1000 tonnes of heavy water, on loan from...

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