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December 7, 2014
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Grünes Licht für den Bau des E-ELT

Der ESO-Council, das Führungsgremium der ESO, hat auf seiner letzten Sitzung [1] grünes Licht für den Bau des European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in zwei Phasen erteilt. Für die erste Phase wurden Ausgaben von rund einer Milliarde Euro bewilligt, wodurch … Continue reading

May 18, 2014
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West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in … Continue reading

November 15, 2013
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NASA Helps Melt Secrets of Great Lakes Ice

Two scientists from NASA and NOAA have developed a new space-based technique for monitoring the ice cover of the Great Lakes that is so accurate it can identify a narrow channel of open water cut through the ice by an … Continue reading

March 22, 2013
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Planck Mission Brings Universe into Sharp Focus

PASADENA, Calif. — The Planck space mission has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins. Planck is a European Space Agency mission. … Continue reading

October 23, 2012
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Breakthrough Technique Images Breast Tumors in 3-D with Great Clarity, Reduced Radiation

Like cleaning the lenses of a foggy pair of glasses, scientists are now able to use a technique developed by UCLA researchers and their European colleagues to produce three-dimensional images of breast tissue that are two to three times sharper … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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Bounce, Skid, Wobble: How Huygens Landed on Titan

Piecing together the events of the farthest touchdown a manmade spacecraft has ever made on an alien world reveals new clues about Titan’s surface and helps plan future missions to moons and planets. The Huygens probe, ferried to Saturn’s moon … Continue reading

June 19, 2012
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Scientists Reconstruct Pre-Columbian Human Effects on the Amazon Basin

Findings overturn idea that the Amazon had large populations of humans that transformed the landscape Small, shifting human populations existed in the Amazon before the arrival of Europeans, with little long-term effect on the forest. That’s the result of research … Continue reading

January 25, 2012
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2012 Economic Forecast from UMD Business Faculty

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A weak housing market, tight credit for small businesses, no significant growth in the banking sector, anemic consumer spending, and modest sales for retailers – that’s the outlook for 2012 according to experts at the University … Continue reading