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2013-06-10 12:29:16

Newly National Paint Brand also Launches ASID Partnership at NeoCon® Exposition CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Devine Color, which became nationally available in April 2013, is debuting its new and improved paint formula at NeoCon in Chicago from June 10-12. The reformulation of Devine Color Creamy Wall Coatings delivers a Zero VOC interior paint that is easy to apply and boasts a fabric-like finish enhanced with light-enhancing pigments. (Logo:...

2013-06-10 08:35:02

Company Selected Among Top Technology Products, Vendors, Individuals for 2013 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the recognized leader in data efficiency technology, has been selected as a finalist of the Tech Awards Circle, in the Midrange Software and Hardware category. Finalists were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements - from product and...

2013-06-05 20:20:54

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation (the "Company") (TSX:PLS): In accordance with Toronto Stock Exchange requirements, the Company is pleased to announce the voting results for the election of its Board of Directors at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 4, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The director nominees, as listed in the Management Information Circular dated April 25, 2013, were elected as directors of the Company at the...

2013-06-04 23:28:17

Louis Del Monte´s webisodes aim to address scientifically how the universe will end. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 In his newest two-part webisode, “End of the Universe”, author, physicist and CEO, Louis A. Del Monte gives a scientific view of how the universe is likely to end in the extremely distant future. “The topic I chose for my latest webisode on the ℠End of the Universe´ was not meant to frighten viewers, but rather to illuminate what...

Stellar Alignment Allows Opportunity To Find Planets Near Proxima Centauri
2013-06-04 08:55:53

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Besides our own Sun, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is the nearest star to Earth. As such, astronomers have sought to determine if planets orbit the tiny object. But because of its low brightness, and other issues, previous attempts to find planets using traditional methods have failed. But researchers have now determined that two unique opportunities -- one in October 2014, another in February 2016 -- will allow...

2013-06-03 12:22:32

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will have two opportunities in the next few years to hunt for Earth-sized planets around the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The opportunities will occur in October 2014 and February 2016 when Proxima Centauri, the star nearest to our sun, passes in front of two other stars. Astronomers plotted Proxima Centauri's precise path in the heavens and...

Star Songs Plucked From The Cosmos
2013-06-01 05:44:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have blended science, technology and art to create a unique new website that allows people to listen to original musical compositions crafted from cosmic x-rays. The Star Songs website was published by research associate Gerhard Sonnert, who worked with University of Glasgow postdoctoral student Wanda Diaz-Merced and composer Volkmar Studtrucker on the project....

2013-05-29 08:38:04

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the recognized leader in data efficiency technology, today named Cameron Pforr as its Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/LA27917LOGO) Pforr has nearly 20 years of corporate, strategic and business development experience in the technology and financial services industries. Cameron was previously the President and Chief Financial...

Gravitational Lensing Used To Seek Out Most Distant, Active Star Forming Galaxies
2013-05-29 04:53:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists working with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered the most distant and active star forming galaxies in our universe. The astronomers wrote in the journal Nature and Astrophysical Journal that they discovered these distant and enigmatic galaxies after surveying large areas of the sky with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope. They used ALMA to help them obtain higher resolution images. The...

NASA X-Ray Observatory Reveals Magnetars More Common Than Thought
2013-05-24 14:42:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed that some of the most extreme objects in the universe may be more common than previously thought. Magnetars are the dense remains of dead stars that erupt sporadically with bursts of high-energy radiation. When a massive star runs out of fuel its core collapses to form a neutron star. Most neutron stars spin rapidly, but a small fraction have a relatively low spin rate while also...


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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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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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