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2011-03-23 10:00:00

Observations with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, along with two other telescopes, have shown that there is a new candidate for the coldest known star: a brown dwarf in a double system with about the same temperature as a freshly made cup of tea "” hot in human terms, but extraordinarily cold for the surface of a star. This object is cool enough to begin crossing the blurred line dividing small cold stars from big hot planets. Brown dwarfs are essentially...

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2011-03-09 14:11:59

By Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center In March of 1611, a German medical student named Johannes Fabricius left school at Leiden in Holland carrying several of the new-fangled telescopes that were beginning to appear in the Netherlands. He was off to visit his father "“ the well-known astronomer and astrologer David Fabricius who had had a heralded career working with Europe's celebrity astronomers, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. In 1611, David Fabricius lived in Osteel,...

2011-03-07 14:02:00

TROY, Mich., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, invites plant management personnel within manufacturing operations to participate in a free webinar discussing how HiQube, a new-generation business intelligence and data analytics technology, can simplify and automate root cause analysis and provide deeper insight into plant performances. The webinar, co-hosted by Altair and the National Center...

2011-02-22 09:14:00

TROY, Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, today announced that it will expand its presence in Huntsville, Ala., one of the nation's most vital regions for aerospace research and development, by opening a field office and launching Aero Academy training programs for local aerospace engineers. Altair's office in Huntsville will open this month at 7501 South Memorial Parkway, just minutes...

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2011-02-21 07:09:47

Background In November 2010, the scientific journal Icarus published a paper by astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire, who proposed the existence of a binary companion to our sun, larger than Jupiter, in the long-hypothesized "Oort cloud" -- a faraway repository of small icy bodies at the edge of our solar system. The researchers use the name "Tyche" for the hypothetical planet. Their paper argues that evidence for the planet would have been recorded by the Wide-field Infrared...

2011-02-11 16:05:00

COACHELLA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The cast from HISTORY's Pawn Stars, the hit cable television show, will be bringing their world-famous pawn show to Spotlight 29 Casino. The Live Roadshow will be on Saturday, March 12th, inside the Spotlight Showroom. Experience live and up-close, the world of the pawn business and see Richard "The Old Man," Rick "The Spotter," Corey "Big Hoss" and Chumlee all in action. Attendees are invited to take advantage of the opportunity and...

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2011-01-10 14:14:01

NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the research team at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have reported new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere. The observations were made during a period of historic inactivity on the Sun and reported in The Astrophysical Journal. The high-resolution capabilities of BBSO's new 1.6-meter aperture solar telescope have made such work possible. "The smallest scale photospheric magnetic field seems to come in isolated...

2010-12-10 07:25:00

MIAMI, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, a Miami, Florida-based restaurant that replicates Napa Valley, will celebrate its 4th anniversary to date. The modestly sized eatery anchors one end of a neighborhood strip mini-mall and has a rather understated exterior that belies the elegance and culinary uniqueness that awaits inside. Chef Adrianne Calvo, the restaurant's proprietor/owner and executive chef, has molded the establishment into one of...

2010-12-09 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that it received the Licensing Deal of the Year award from Scrip Intelligence at the Sixth Annual Scrip Awards last month. The Award, presented jointly to Rigel and AstraZeneca, recognizes the significance of the collaboration forged by the companies to develop fostamatinib (previously referred to as R788) as a novel oral treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is...

2010-11-29 11:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Acrux (ASX: ACR), a drug delivery company that develops and commercializes patented pharmaceutical products for global markets, and Eli Lilly Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Axiron® topical solution CIII for testosterone replacement therapy in men. Axiron is the first testosterone topical solution approved for application via an underarm...


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2009-03-03 21:30:30

Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur von Auwers (September 12, 1838 "“ January 24, 1915) was a German astronomer born in Göttingen, Germany. He attended the University of Göttingen and worked at the University of Königsberg. Auwers specialized in astrometry, making very precise measurements of stellar positions and motions. He detected the companion stars of Sirius and Procyon from their effects on the main star's motion, before telescopes were powerful enough to visually observe them....

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2009-03-03 21:08:51

Charles Greeley Abbot (May 31, 1872 "“ December 17, 1973) was an American astrophysicist and astronomer born in Wilton, New Hampshire. He graduated from Phillips Academy in 1891 and MIT in 1894, with a degree in chemical physics. In 1895 Abbot was hired by Samuel Pierpont Langley as an assistant at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) despite his lack of experience in astronomy. Hired originally for his laboratory skills, Abbot became acting director of the SAO in 1896. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Triangulum Australe Constellation -- Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, is completely visible in latitudes south of 20 degrees north from April through June. Its three brightest stars have been called the "Three Patriarchs", Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It can easily be recognized by its shape, or asterism. This is one of the 12 southern constellations named by Johann Bayer in the early 1600's. The three bright stars in this constellation are so recognizable that they can be...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Serpens Constellation -- Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. Among the modern constellations it is unique in being split into two pieces, Serpens Caput (representing the head of the snake) to the west and Serpens Cauda (representing the tail) to the east. Between these two pieces lies the constellation of Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer. Notable features Since Serpens is regarded as being one constellation...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Scorpius Constellation -- Scorpius (the scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio." It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way. Notable features Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares (α Sco), Graffias (β1 Sco), Dschubba (δ Sco), Sargas (θ Sco), Shaula (λ Sco), Jabah (ν Sco),...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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