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Scientists Make The Most Precise Measurment Of Early Universe Yet
2014-04-08 07:50:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two recent studies of the early Universe using the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), a component of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III), have made the most accurate measurement of the rate of expansion in the early Universe to date. BOSS has pioneered the use of quasars to map density variations in intergalactic gas at high redshifts to trace the structure of the young Universe. BOSS helps scientists chart...

2014-04-04 23:22:54

YourLifeSolution.com has recently been given a refferal link within Alcor.org, the site of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, and is today telling all cryonic and cryogenic users that permanent life insurance options used for funding this service can be compared within YourLifeSolution.com objectively and entirely online Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 YourLifeSolution.com is a provider of online universal life insurance quotes and online term life insurance quotes. The service is...

Dark Energy Hidden Behind Phantom Fields
2014-03-28 14:30:26

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Quintessence and phantom fields, two hypotheses formulated using data from satellites, such as Planck and WMAP, are among the many theories that try to explain the nature of dark energy. Now researchers from Barcelona and Athens suggest that both possibilities are only a mirage in the observations and it is the quantum vacuum which could be behind this energy that moves our universe. Cosmologists believe that some three quarters of...

2014-03-18 08:23:10

Along with Kenya and South Africa, the country is seeing rapid infrastructure developments that create demand for paints and coatings CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The increase in infrastructure and maintenance spending by the private and public sector in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya is lending momentum to the industrial paints and coatings market in these countries. Nigeria presents the most opportunities due to the Government's success in stimulating...

Chemiscope To Help Chemistry In Action
2014-03-18 05:09:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of California, Irvine’s Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) have reportedly developed a new tool that could make it possible to observe the making and breaking of chemical bonds and how molecules behave during a chemical reaction. The device is known as the “chemiscope,” and according to CaSTL officials it could revolutionize chemistry in much the same way that the microscope...

2014-03-06 08:30:40

Initiates Phase 1 Trial for Intermittent Claudication SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that the American Journal of Physiology has published recent research results with its orally-bioavailable AMPK activator, R118. The publication, entitled "Exercise performance and peripheral vascular insufficiency improve with AMPK activation...", provides strong preclinical evidence that R118 may be useful in...

2014-02-27 16:28:10

- Achieved All Goals on 'Road to the Clinic'; Launched 'Clinical Map Initiative'- LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today provided an update on its corporate strategy and reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013, including a summary of recent corporate highlights. Corporate Strategy...

2014-02-27 08:29:32

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that company management will present at two upcoming investor conferences. Details of the events are as follows: Cowen and Company 34(th) Annual Health Care ConferenceDate - March 3, 2014 at 2:50 p.m. ETLocation - Boston, MAPresenter - Ryan Maynard, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 26(th) Annual ROTH ConferenceDate - March 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m....

2014-02-20 16:25:50

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that it will report financial results and highlights for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 on Thursday, February 27, 2014, after the U.S. financial markets close. Regulus will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm...

2014-02-19 23:30:33

Large and medium-sized public libraries rank Polaris above competitors in all twelve categories of Perceptions 2013: An International Survey of Library Automation by Library Technology Guides. Syracuse, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of library automation software for public libraries, has received top ratings in the seventh annual Library Automation Perceptions Report. Published by Marshall Breeding of Library Technology Guides, the report...


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Cosmology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Each speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Credit: NASA/Wikipedia What is Cosmology? I once commented to an acquaintance that I was fascinated by the field of Cosmology, and mused that if I had more time, I...

Physics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

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Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which together with Altair (Alpha Aquilae) and Deneb (Alpha Cygni) forms the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle. Beta Lyr is a half separated (i.e. one of the stars reached its Rochevolume) eclipsing binary of a cream-white colour. The...

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Cygnus Constellation -- Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Because of the pattern of its main stars, it is sometimes called the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). The bird extends over the summer Milky Way, appearing to fly south. Notable features Cygnus contains several bright stars. Deneb, α Cygni, is an extremely brilliant star, very prominent despite...

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Centaurus Constellation -- Centaurus (the centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. A constellation of the southern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.), Ptolemy catalogued thirty-seven stars in it. It contains Proxima Centauri, the red dwarf that is the nearest known star (other than the Sun) to Earth, as well as Alpha Centauri, which is a double star to which Proxima...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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