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Cosmic, Ray, Supernova, Astronomy, Space, Balloon

Cosmic rays from the supernova next door?

Giant balloons floating around the Antarctic helped UAH scientists gather what may be the first evidence of specific sources of cosmis rays, especially the cosmic rays which carry the most energy



Medical, Imaging, 3D, cat, scan, Computer, Software

Doctors 'See' Innards in 3-D with Software

Image-guided software developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville may help doctors better diagnose cancer and plan surgery by allowing the more effective use of information collected from computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanned images.


Global, Weather, Temperature, Earth

Global Temperature Report: December 1996

A slightly cooler than normal December ended a slightly cooler than normal year. December's Global Temperature Report includes a special advisory relating to a new analysis of satellite data.


Fiberoptics, Computer, Networks, Lasers, Optic, Resonators, Science, YALE

Expanded Fiber-optic Network Traffic?

A new approach for manipulating laser light on the microscopic scale was announced Jan.2 in the journal Nature in a cover story by Yale University applied physicist A. Douglas Stone. It could expand traffic on fiber-optic networks, speed up computers, improve video displays and lead to better laser printers.


Astronomy, Sunspots, Magnetic, Storms, Cosmic, rays, Science, YALE

Astronomers Predict Decline in Sunspots

Fewer sunspots will erupt on the sun's surface during the next decade, indicating an unexpected decrease in the activity of magnetic fields that churn the sun's hot gases, Yale University and NASA astronomers predict. The milder "space weather" -- marked by a decrease in magnetic storms, cosmic rays and ionspheric disturbances -- could bring cooler temperatures on earth, fewer power blackouts and less interference with radio waves. Embargo: Jan. 14, 1997, 10 a.m. edt


Energy, Sonar, Physics, Pollution, Science, YALE

Mysterious Glowing Bubbles

Called sonoluminescence, the enigma has intrigued scientists since it was discovered in the 1930's. Today, researchers are trying to harness the process for possible commercial applications ranging from broad-band underwater sonar to pollution-free energy. A Yale mechanical engineer challenged colleagues around the world to come up with new experiments to test the growing list of theories.


Astronomy, dark, Matter, Quasars, Telescope, Science, YALE

Search of Dark Matter in the Universe

Yale University has entered a dark horse in the international race to find dark matter, the 90 percent or more of the universe's mass that is unseen and unknown but exerts a profound influence on the distribution and shape of visible galaxies. Theories about the composition of this missing matter range from exotic new kinds of subatomic particles to black holes, burned out stars or intergalactic dust and gas.


Robotics, Computers, Visual, Tracking, Science

Visual Tracking, 3-D Mouse Operates Robotic Arm

An array of new ideas are being explored by the Yale Center for Computational Vision and Control ranging from a three-dimensional computer mouse that can control the motion of a robotic arm to a visual tracking system that can superimpose a clown face over a human face on a television monitor.


Mercury, Emissions, Energy, Environment, air, Pollution

Research to Measure Power Plant Mercury Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now determining whether mercury emissions should be regulated under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. If the decision is made to regulate mercury emissions from electric power plants, what's the best way to control the emissions? Do methods exist to accurately measure the type and amount of mercury in exhaust gases emitted from power plants?


Stars, Astronomy, Space, Galaxy, Universe, Supercluster, Big, Bang, COBE

Longest Supercluster Found In AquariusSC

Today, at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Toronto, Canada, astronomers Kurt Slinglend, David Batuski, and Chris Miller of the University of Maine, presented evidence for what appears to be the longest single structure yet seen in the universe, a supercluster of galaxies about one billion light-years in length.

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