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Rob Ivison Is Next ESO Director for Science
2013-12-09 19:29:17

ESO The ESO Council, at its meeting this week in Garching, has approved the appointment of Rob Ivison as the next ESO Director for Science. Ivison will take up his post on 31 March 2014. Ivison is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Astronomy, based at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, and holds an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He has a strong and broad track record in astronomy, with expertise covering optical, infrared,...

2013-12-02 00:20:07

First EMBO workshop in Singapore marks new milestone in Singapore-Europe cooperation in life sciencesSingapore, Dec 2, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) will host Singapore's inaugural European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) workshop on Complex Systems in Immunology from 2nd to 4th December 2013. The 3-day event will bring together researchers from Europe and Singapore to discuss and share the latest insights in...

Spectacular Stellar Landscape Painted With Young Stars
2013-11-13 13:50:28

[ Watch The Video: Zooming in on the Star Cluster NGC 3572 ] ESO Astronomers at ESO have captured the best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572. This new image shows how these clouds of gas and dust have been sculpted into whimsical bubbles, arcs and the odd features known as elephant trunks by the stellar winds flowing from this gathering of hot young stars. The brightest of these cluster stars are much heavier than the Sun and will end their short...

2013-11-07 00:20:08

Dr Florent Ginhoux from the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) is the only scientist from Asia to win the prestigious award this yearSingapore, Nov 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr Florent Ginhoux, Principal Investigator at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), has been awarded the prestigious EMBO Young Investigator 2013 award. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator Programme (YIP) recognises young, promising researchers who are less...

Jump For The Moon
2013-10-21 14:27:32

ESA Next year’s Mission-X: Train Like an Astronaut challenge is set to take off with the largest community of future space explorers ever. Thousands of students from nearly 25 countries are on their marks to start exercising like spacefarers. This educational program invites schoolchildren aged 8–12 years to learn what it takes to be an astronaut. Teams will leave the launch pad in January 2014 to perform physical activities and learn about healthy nutrition. More and more...

ALMA Observatory Reveals Black Hole's Eating Habits
2013-10-16 10:12:37

[ Watch the Video: Zooming In On Active Galaxy NGC 1433 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the high-altitude Atacama Desert of Chile have revealed new details about the powerful molecular-gas jets that stream out of supermassive black holes, according to two new studies published on Wednesday in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. The two studies describe the unique behaviors and...

Trailer for IMAX 3D Hidden Universe Released
2013-10-14 09:36:07

Watch The Trailer: Trailer for the IMAX® 3D Movie Hidden Universe ESO If you are still not looking for a theater location nearby to watch the 3D production Hidden Universe, we invite you to take a look at this trailer to see what you are missing out. Recorded last October at several locations, including Paranal in Chile, the site of ESO’s Very Large Telescope, and at the site of the ALMA Observatory, the film combines live action scenes with 3D versions of celestial objects,...

Latest Issue Of Science In School Available Now
2013-10-14 09:05:35

ESO The latest issue of the free magazine Science in School is now available online and in print. The European journal, dedicated to the interests of science teachers and educators, offers numerous science articles and activities to help inspire and encourage school-aged students. Some of the highlights of this issue include the cover story, which looks at the phenomenon of zoonotic infections, an article on how scientists can use cosmic rays to investigate the inner workings of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.