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1 hr ago | Middlesboro Daily News

Inflatable planetarium helps UC students

Dr. Larry Newquist, professor of physics at University of the Cumberlands since 1991, teaches astronomy not only at UC, but also to elementary and high school students in the local community using an inflatable planetarium.


Related Topix: Science, Education Etc., Barbourville, KY, Corbin, KY

6 hrs ago | Neatorama

One Project in the Life of an Astronomer, Described in Haiku

Acronyms swim and Bullets denote a life's work On your resume. A flash of insight.


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7 hrs ago | Science Daily

Quantum control of molecules for ultra-fast computers: Single laser...

In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story.


Related Topix: Northwestern University, Physics, Science

7 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Celebrations, concerts, gardening, crafts, authors, astronomy: Things to do in the Happy...

Boring Celebration and Classic Car Show : Games, horse and pony rides, raffle, prizes, food, displays, live music, a classic car show, vendors and community organizations.


Related Topix: Boring, OR, Science, 9, Clackamas, OR, Sunnyside, OR, West Linn, OR

7 hrs ago |

Hollywood stars from a different perspective

Take a tour of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, United States - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), us Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel, Travel, Science, Los Feliz (Los Angeles, CA)

11 hrs ago |

Slooh Community Observatory Snags $30K Telescope Grant to Hunt Asteroids

The parent company of a group that provides free telescope views over the Internet has received a Connecticut government grant of $30,000 to buy a new telescope.


Related Topix: Science

15 hrs ago | CNET

Hubble captures breathtaking picture of dark and light nebulae

This photo might not be the most spectacular of the nebula photos take by the Hubble telescope over the years, but there is a lot more going on than a first glance by an untrained eye would indicate.


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Mon Sep 01, 2014


Researchers awarded $1.5 million to develop software to process solar astronomy data on larger scale

Researchers in Georgia State University's new Astroinformatics program have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data and allow scientists to perform analyses on scales and detail levels that have not been possible.


Related Topix: Science, Georgia State University, Computer Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Harvest moon's arrival earlier than usual this year

It's the first full moon close to the autumn equinox, which marks the arrival of autumn Sept.


Related Topix: Science, Canada, Opinion


Solar system in huge bubble

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Science, Coral Gables, FL, US News

South Wales Guardian

Llanddeusant Youth Hostel celebrate 75 years anniversary with a cosmic experience

THE MOON: The Moon takes about 27 days to go all the way around the Earth and return to its starting position.


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Radio Telescopes Settle Controversy Over...

Astronomers have used a worldwide network of radio telescopes to resolve a controversy over the distance to a famous star cluster - a controversy that posed a potential challenge to scientists' basic understanding of how stars form and evolve.


Related Topix: Science, California

The Age

Flashing lights spark UFO calls

A mysterious object with flashing lights spotted hovering over Melbourne's south-east last night was probably more adolescent than alien in origin, according to an expert.


Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Science

Science Daily

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Early, fast, turbulent mixing of gas within giant molecular clouds -- the birthplaces of stars -- means all stars formed from a single cloud bear the same unique chemical 'tag' or 'DNA fingerprint,' write astrophysicists.


Related Topix: Science, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Desert Exposure

The Starry Dome

Last month we highlighted Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer. This month, we highlight Serpens, the Serpent that he is holding.

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Related Topix: Science, Palomar Mountain, CA

WCAX-TV Burlington


Meet Sparky! That's the nickname astronomers gave to an incredible discovery in the farthest reaches of space.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

Universe Today

Tonight's Moon-Mars-Saturn Trio Recalls Time of Terror

The crescent moon, Saturn and Mars will form a compact triangle in the southwestern sky in this evening August 31st.


Related Topix: Science


'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Distance Revealed In Most Accurate Measurement Yet

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.

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Related Topix: Science, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego

The Daily Republic

Get ready to welcome alien life by 2034

At least the governmental agency doesn't think we are. Scientists for NASA, best known for promoting the orange-flavored powdered drink Tang and for sending humans to the moon, reportedly believe that the discovery of extraterrestrial life will take place within 20 years.


Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Science / Technology, Space, Science

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Sactown Magazine: Great Lake Tahoe getaways

In this month's edition of Sactown magazine they feature Lake Tahoe and some of the over looked things that people can do.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Lake Tahoe Travel, Travel, Science