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Very Large Telescope Celebrates 15 Years
2013-05-23 05:39:29

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is celebrating 15 years of success for its Very Large Telescope (VLT). ESO released an image taken by astronomers using VLT of a pink gas cloud known as IC 2944. The image resembles drops of ink floating in a strawberry cocktail, showing one of the interstellar clouds of dust and gas softly glowing pink. VLT's image is the sharpest view of the cosmic object ever...

ESO Planning First Astronomy Camp For Secondary School Students
2013-05-15 09:52:01

ESO The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and its Science Outreach Network is collaborating with the science communication event organizer Sterrenlab to arrange the first ESO Astronomy Camp. The camp will take place from 26-31 December 2013 at the Astronomical Observatory of the Aosta Valley, located in Saint-Barthelemy, Nus, Italy. Several partners, including ESO, are providing for a total of, so far, five bursaries that will be awarded to the winning applicants. The camp will...

Danish Telescope Captures Breathtaking Image Of Star-Forming Region
2013-05-02 13:53:56

WATCH VIDEOS: [Panning Across NGC 6559] | [Zooming In On NGC 6559] John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Danish 1.54-metre telescope located at ESO´s La Silla Observatory in Chile has released a new image of the star-forming region NGC 6559. Located relatively nearby, a mere 5000 light-years from Earth, NGC 6559 is found in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The nebula is only a few light years across, a stark contrast to its more...

Space Technologies Contribute To Job Creation And Growth
2013-04-21 21:53:51

ESA Ireland is setting an example for how space technologies can contribute to economic growth and recovery through the maritime sector. Over 100 European specialists in policy, space technology, industry and maritime interests met this week on the Emerald Isle to learn more. Satellites can support the development of our seas and oceans in areas such as aquaculture, renewable energy, resource extraction, fisheries protection and tourism. With ESA´s help, Irish companies and...

Denmark Confirms Participation In E-ELT Program
2013-04-12 12:58:09

ESO Representatives of Denmark have confirmed that their country will participate in the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) programme. Twelve ESO Member States have now joined the E-ELT programme. Denmark joined the organization in 1967, as the first new Member State three years after ESO´s foundation. The newly announced investment amounts to 8.5 million euros over the ten-year construction period. “This decision marks another important push forward for the E-ELT...

Hit The Slopes With MAPtoSNOW In Your Pocket
2013-04-10 08:04:40

ESA Track your skiing, speed, altitude, slopes and lift kilometers with a nifty phone app from an ESA business incubation start-up. Compete against friends, win prizes and even donate to a children´s charity. This is what German start-up company MapCase GmbH is offering with their MAPtoSNOW free app for mobile phones. The company was supported by ESA Business Incubation Centre Darmstadt, Germany, to develop their application, based on satnav. Available at over 190 ski resorts...

Join The Movement: International Space Apps Challenge
2013-04-04 08:30:13

ESA [ Watch The Video International Space Apps Challenge 2013 ] In April, you are invited to join thousands of enthusiasts to invent and create applications to help space exploration and improve life on Earth at the International Space Apps Challenge. During this app-jam, participants are challenged to use freely available data and rework them for new purposes or present them in new ways. Can you return the Mars Curiosity rover to Earth, visualize Solar flares that are invisible...

Robot Being Taught Language Through Artificial Neuronal Network
2013-02-20 05:05:12

[ Watch the Video: Simplified Brain Allows iCub Robot To Learn Language ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Robots aren´t actually “taught” but rather are programmed. There have been attempts to create a system that can allow robots to “learn” but it is still a matter of essentially programming the new skills. However, a new artificial brain system could enable robots to learn language, which could very well be the key to teaching...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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