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Mercury Found To Have Ice And Organic Material
2012-11-29 18:33:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers using data taken by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft have found evidence of water ice deposits and organic material on Mercury. UCLA planetary scientists crafted the first accurate thermal model of the solar system's innermost planet, pinpointing the extremely cold regions where ice has been found on or below the surface. Researchers wrote in the journal Science that the newly discovered black deposits are a thin crust...

New Technique Produces Sharper 3-D Images Of Breast Tumors
2012-10-23 07:40:15

Like cleaning the lenses of a foggy pair of glasses, scientists are now able to use a technique developed by UCLA researchers and their European colleagues to produce three-dimensional images of breast tissue that are two to three times sharper than those made using current CT scanners at hospitals. The technique also uses a lower dose of X-ray radiation than a mammogram. These higher-quality images could allow breast tumors to be detected earlier and with much greater accuracy. One in...

Planetary Systems Compared To Pancakes
2012-10-15 12:14:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers from UCLA using NASA's Kepler space telescope have determined that most planetary systems are "flatter than pancakes." The team wrote in a paper submitted to the Astrophysical Journal that they developed a computer model of planetary systems and compared them to the properties of Kepler data. They found that the more than 85 percent of planets have inclinations of less than three degrees, making the planetary systems...

Common Human Viruses Could Lead To Acne Cure
2012-09-25 10:45:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Acne, Propionibacterium acnes, is a common human skin disease that affects hundreds of millions of people every year. It is also the bane of teenagers, causing insecurity and disrupting social life for many. But there may be new hope for pimple poppers everywhere. A new study suggests viruses could be used to treat acne, and effectively kill acne-causing bacteria. By utilizing a harmless virus that lives on the skin, scientists...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • 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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