Honey, I Shrunk the Solar System
Source: JPL/NASA Posted: 8/24/06 Pluto is no longer considered to be a planet (but a dwarf planet) and our solar system now has only eight (8) proper planets, astronomers of the IAU decided.
NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter
Source: Chandra/NASA Posted: 8/24/06 Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct evidence for the existence of dark matter.
Unraveling the Secrets of an Atomic Switch
Source: NIST Posted: 8/24/06 Scientists at NIST have used a beam of electrons to move a single atom in a small molecule back and forth between two positions on a crystal surface.
Hypernuclei at Jefferson Lab
Source: Jlab Posted: 8/8/06 Nuclear physicists are using Jefferson Lab's CEBAF accelerator to add an impurity — a special type of particle called a hyperon — to the nucleus.
'To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.'