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SPHERE first light
2014-06-04 08:00:35

ESO Revolutionary new VLT instrument installed SPHERE — the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch instrument — has been installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile and has achieved first light. This powerful new facility for finding and studying exoplanets uses multiple advanced techniques in combination. It offers dramatically better performance than existing instruments and has produced impressive views of dust discs around...

2014-01-23 12:24:28

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has created a unique spherical film showing water's journey and extensive impact as it cycles through Earth. "Water Falls," created in partnership with the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, will premiere this month on spherical movie screens at special events hosted by The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, N.Y., and The Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colo. Shortly afterwards it will be released to more than 100...

2013-01-11 11:37:04

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the United States and abroad for the fourth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 11. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST. For the competition, NASA will upload software developed by high school students onto Synchronized Position...

Origin Of Namibian Space Ball Not So Mysterious
2011-12-23 13:14:25

Namibian authorities have recently announced the discovery of a large metallic ball which they say fell from the sky and landed in the country´s remote northern grasslands in mid-November. After conducting a number of tests on the mysterious sphere, the baffled Namibian government opted to contact NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) this week. Following their initial examinations of the object, the nation´s police deputy inspector general Vilho Hifindaka stated that the...

2011-12-06 10:40:00

The new, elegant, ergonomic, environmentally sensitive SPHERE 2 succeeds SPHEREtouch to propel OreObject to the forefront of the precious metal mouse design industry. Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 The trend of inspiring creativity and stimulating the senses, by offering users the ultimate mousing experience continues with the SPHERE 2 mouse. Capitalizing on the success of the SPHEREtouch product line, OreObject designers have created a successor mouse that takes the elegant...

2011-07-14 13:41:08

Japanese developers have created a flying sphere to help in search and rescue operations. The "Futuristic Circular Flying Object" is roughly the size of a basketball and is designed to go where humans are unable to.  The radio-controlled sphere has onboard cameras that allow the driver to see live images of whatever it sees. The ball can hover for up to eight minutes and fly at 37mph. Fumiyuki Sato, at the Japanese Defense Ministry's Technical Research and Development Institute, built...

2009-04-20 11:30:00

LOS ANGELES, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- SodaHead, a leading opinion community focused on discussing today's hottest topics, announced a strategic partnership with Technorati, the authority on the blogosphere. The powerful alliance gives SodaHead members direct access to Technorati content embedded in SodaHead's online community. Additionally, Technorati will feature SodaHead's topical "Polls of the Day" selected by relevancy to Technorati posts. The partnership provides increased exposure...

Latest Sphere Reference Libraries

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Geodesic -- In mathematics and specifically in differential geometry, a geodesic is a path that furnishes shortest paths between any points on it that are close enough together. The most familiar examples are the straight lines in Euclidean geometry. In more general spaces the geodesics can be more complicated, but one often still thinks of them as "straight" in a sense. On a sphere, for instance, the geodesics are the great circles. The shortest path from point A to point B on a...

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Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).