Monthly Archives: November 2009

NASA’s Survey of Cool Universe

The survey of the comparatively chilly universe will be conducted by NASA’s WISE mission (Wide Infrared Survey Explorer). The mission’s small cryogenic space telescope in a Thermos bottle is scheduled to launch on Dec. 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base … Continue reading

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Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ Gets Digital Makeover

Bright, vivid colors adorned Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, according to a digital reconstruction of the masterpiece at the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop” at Discovery Times Square Exposition in New York.Painted to provide monks at the church of … Continue reading

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Bioengineers Succeed in Producing Plastics Without the Use of Fossil Fuels

A team of pioneering South Korean scientists have succeeded in producing the polymers used for everyday plastics through bioengineering, rather than through the use of fossil fuel based chemicals. This groundbreaking research, which may now allow for the production of … Continue reading

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First Proton Collisions in the LHC

The world’s largest particle accelerator has performed its first collisions, and its first beam acceleration.Progress on the giant experiment has been rapid in the four days since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was restarted.According to several sources, these low-energy collisions … Continue reading

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