The Supernova That Just Won't Fade Away
Source: ESA Posted: 7/21/05 Scientists have found that a star that exploded in 1979 is as bright today in X-ray light as it was when it was discovered years ago, a surprise finding because such objects usually fade significantly after only a few months.
Physicists Create a 'Perfect' Way to Study the Big Bang
Source: EPSRC Posted: 7/21/05 Physicists have created the state of matter thought to have filled the Universe just a few microseconds after the big bang and found it to be different from what they were expecting. Instead of a gas, it is more like a liquid.
Wiring the Brain at the Nanoscale
Source: NSF Posted: 7/11/05 Working with platinum nanowires 100 times thinner than a human hair a team of U.S. and Japanese researchers has demonstrated a technique that may allow doctors to monitor individual brain cells.
New device creates electricity and treats wastewater
Source: WUSTL Posted: 7/11/05 An environmental engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has created a device similar to a hydrogen fuel cell that uses bacteria to treat wastewater and create electricity.
NASA's Deep Impact Tells a Tale of the Comet
Source: NASA/JPL Posted: 7/11/05 Data from Deep Impact's instruments indicate an immense cloud of fine powdery material was released when the probe slammed into the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 at about 10 kilometers per second.
'In a way science is a key to the gates of heaven, and the same key opens the gates of hell, and we do not have any instructions as to which is which gate.
Shall we throw away the key and never have a way to enter the gates of heaven? Or shall we struggle with the problem of which is the best way to use the key?'