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glitter extrasolar
2015-04-17 08:51:03

Typically, glitter is something that you expect to find in a grade-school classroom, but the small, flat reflective particles are serving as the inspiration for a new type of reflective mirror that could help NASA develop a low-cost new type of space telescope mirrors.

LHC CERN
2015-04-06 10:44:24

After a few minor setbacks, researchers at CERN in Switzerland were able to bring the Large Hardon Collider (LHC) back online Monday.

2015-04-02 08:27:05

AMSTERDAM and GENEVA, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CERN [http://home.web.cern.ch/about ] and Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ] have announced that articles published

brown dwarf star
2015-02-19 09:48:24

Not much escapes the sight of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, but astronomers using the powerful four-telescope array have been unable to pinpoint the location of a brown dwarf star believed to be orbiting a nearby binary star system.

2015-02-03 23:09:16

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has released version 20 of ChEMBL, the database of compound bioactivity data and drug targets.

2015-01-27 08:23:39

BISHOPS STORTFORD, England, January 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Appointment of renowned technologist strengthens company position in big data analytics and biology

The dark nebula LDN 483
2015-01-09 13:23:01

Something seems to be missing in a new image captured by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) this week – there’s a large patch of darkness where there should be stars.

2014-12-12 08:25:19

HEIDELBERG, Germany, December 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioRN is a member of the consortium InnoLife, which has won the call for the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC)

star cluster NGC 3532
2014-11-27 04:00:54

NGC 3532 is a bright open cluster located some 1300 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel of the ship Argo). It is informally known as the Wishing Well Cluster, as it resembles scattered silver coins which have been dropped into a well.

MUSE galaxy ESO 137-001
2014-11-10 13:17:56

Using a new instrument installed on the Very Large Telescope in Chile, researchers have found exciting new details surrounding a strange galactic phenomenon.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]