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2013-06-19 08:35:57

GRONINGEN, Netherlands, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new services center in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands that will create up to 350 technical IT roles in the coming three years enabling IBM to deliver an industry-leading range of innovative technology services to clients across The Netherlands. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The center will offer IBM clients in The Benelux locally-based skills and technical...

Previously Unknown Giant Radio Galaxy Discovered By LOFAR
2013-03-19 14:56:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown gigantic radio galaxy using the powerful International LOFAR Telescope (ILT). The team was browsing the first set of photos taken during LOFAR's first all-sky imaging survey known as the Multi-frequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS). While browsing the first set of MSSS images, ASTRON astronomer Dr. George Heald found a new source of radio emission the size of the full moon...

Black Hole Blows Giant Plasma Bubble Like A Child Blowing Bubble Gum
2012-10-29 11:51:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The team at ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, has been pointing their low Frequency Array (or LOFAR) telescope at the sky since 2010, using bands of low frequencies to observe the heavens. With LOFAR, ASTRON is able to look deep into the heavens for signals of galaxies and other far away objects that haven´t yet reached earth. Now, after using a new, international version of LOFAR, called (ILT), the...

Prosthetic Hands Development Stagnated For 20 Years
2012-06-12 12:10:42

The development of body-powered prosthetic hands has stagnated for over twenty years. That is the main conclusion of a study by researchers from TU Delft and the University of Groningen into this type of prosthesis, which is published in the American Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. High operating force The study, which was carried out by researchers from TU Delft and the University of Groningen, measured the force required to operate a number of contemporary...

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2010-09-22 06:50:00

Britain has officially opened the first station in a new global radio astronomy antenna network.  Dubbed LOFAR (Low Frequency Array), the European project will employ new digital techniques to simultaneously survey large portions of space. The new station in Britain joins similar installations in Sweden, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Scientists hope the new network will enable them to explore the formation of the very first stars in the universe. "In traditional arrays, you have...

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2010-06-14 05:57:07

Scientists unveiled the largest radiotelescope in the world on Saturday in the Netherlands. Femke Boekhorst of the Netherlands Radioastronomy Institute said the LOFAR (LOw Frequence ARray) consists of 25,000 small antennas measuring between 19 inches and 6 feet across, instead of a traditional large dish. The scientists say the telescope was capable of detecting faint signals from almost as far back as the Big Bang. The antennas are spread out across the Netherlands and also in Germany,...

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2010-04-22 11:30:00

Pulsars in many octaves A unique combination of telescopes allowed astronomers to simultaneously observe the radio wavelength light from six different pulsars across wavelengths from only 3.5 centimetres up to 7 metres - a difference-factor of 200, providing an unprecedented view of how radio pulsars shine. For this world record in wavelength coverage, the international team, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, used the new European LOFAR telescope, in...

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2010-04-13 08:13:42

The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a new pan-European radio astronomy facility, has started mapping the Universe at very low energy wavelengths, a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is relatively unexplored. It will detect faint signals from the first stars and mini-black holes that emerged when the Universe was only 500 000 years old "“ and will also be looking for signs of other civilizations in the Universe closer to home. Dr John McKean will present the first images at the RAS...

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2010-02-08 06:25:00

Discovery has important implications for the understanding of cancer and age associated diseases Scientists announced Sunday they have identified for the first time definitive variants associated with biological aging in humans. The team analyzed more than 500,000 genetic variations across the entire human genome to identify the variants which are located near a gene called TERC. The study in Nature Genetics published Feb 7 by researchers from the University of Leicester and King's College...

2010-01-28 19:16:11

Walking or cycling for half an hour four times a week is sufficient to eliminate important obesity risks in adolescents. Even if they do not lose weight as a result of the exercise program, the chances of developing diabetes appear to be significantly reduced. The relatively light exercise programs are easy for obese adolescents to keep up. This has been revealed by research conducted by Gert-Jan van der Heijden, who will be awarded a PhD by the University of Groningen on 3 February 2010....