20 Years of Surprises from Supernova 1987A
Source: Harvard Posted: 2/23/07 Twenty years ago, astronomers witnessed one of the brightest stellar explosions in more than 400 years. The titanic supernova, called SN 1987A, blazed with the power of 100 million suns for several months following its discovery on Feb. 23, 1987.
Fluid Dynamics Works on Nanoscale in Real World
Source: GaTech Posted: 2/23/07 Using computer simulation experiments scientists show that the stochastic Navier-Stokes formulation does work for fluid nanojets and nanobridges in a vacuum.
Flow of tiny bubbles mimics computer circuitry
Source: MIT Posted: 2/14/07 In work that could dramatically boost the capabilities of 'lab on a chip' devices, MIT researchers have created a way to use tiny bubbles to mimic the capabilities of a computer.
Comets Clash at Heart of Helix Nebula
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 2/14/07 A bunch of rowdy comets are colliding and kicking up dust around a dead star, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
Physicists find way to ‘see’ extra dimensions
Source: UWisc Posted: 2/7/07 Peering backward in time to an instant after the big bang, physicists have devised an approach that may help unlock the hidden shapes of alternate dimensions of the universe.
MIT 'optics on a chip' may revolutionize telecom, computing
Source: MIT Posted: 2/7/07 In work that could lead to completely new devices, systems and applications in computing and telecommunications, MIT researchers are bringing the long-sought goal of 'optics on a chip' one step closer to market.
New Sensor Detects Direction of Sound Under Water
Source: Gatech Posted: 2/7/07 Using optical fibers, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a way to create a sensor that detects the direction from which a sound is coming under water.
NASA-European Spacecraft Swoops Under Sun's Pole
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 2/7/07 Joint NASA- and ESA-managed spacecraft Ulysses, has reached maximum latitude in its exploration of the heliosphere, the bubble in space blown out by the solar wind.
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