Black Hole Hunters
The Large Millimeter Telescope, a 20-story tower with a 150-foot-wide bowl-shaped antenna sitting like an oversize cocked hat on its roof, was barely visible in the gloom. The astronomers stepped . In 2005, a group led by Shen Zhiqiang of the ...
June 8, 2015
Queen Elizabeth's Corgis: A History
In a skit for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, corgis led James Bond into Buckingham Palace. At Christmastime last year, the first thing seen by visitors to the palace gift shop was a giant mound of stuffed-animal corgis. The corgis ...
July 10, 2015
Gaia satellite and amateur astronomers spot one in a billion star
Astronomers led by the University of Cambridge analyzed the information from Gaia and determined that the sudden outburst was due to the fact that the white dwarf, which is so dense that a teaspoonful of material from it would weigh as much as an ...
July 17, 2015
Queens Clock Tower, Once the Tallest, Helps a 77-Story Skyscraper Rise Next Door
The hands have not moved in decades, and the lights behind them went dark a year ago. But the gargoyles still glower atop the Long Island City clock tower, alongside its castellated turret, copper windows and granite shields. Fourteen stories is ...
March 30, 2015
David Sweat's brutal path to prison
In 2003, reporter Nancy Dooling spent eight days digging into thousands of pages of documents in the murder of Broome County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin J. Tarsia to reconstruct what had happened July 4, 2002. The original three-part series ran August 17 ...
June 10, 2015
Eradication by Mastication returns to laid-back roots
Eradication by Mastication 2014 even led to some discussions among the board members about the image of the institute projected by the event. "That was a conversation that our board had amongst themselves: What kind of an event is us?" Kaye said....
July 16, 2015
Revelations from Outer Space
On Valentine's Day in 1990, more than four billion miles from earth, in the vast emptiness and silence of space, the camera shutter of the spacecraft Voyager 1 snapped rapidly, taking sixty frames of photographs in quick succession. Among them was an ...
May 2, 2015
An international team of researchers, with the assistance of amateur astronomers, has discovered a unique binary star system — the first known such system where one star completely eclipses the other. It is a type of a two-star system known as a cataclysmic variable, where one super dense white dwarf star is stealing gas from its companion star, effectively “cannibalizing” it. The system could also be an important laboratory for studying... Astronomers led by the University of Cambridge analyzed the information from Gaia and determined that the sudden outburst was due to the fact that the white dwarf, which is so dense that a teaspoonful of material from it would weigh as much as an... Additional observations of the system made by the Center for Backyard Astrophysics (CBA), a collaboration of amateur and professional astronomers, found that the system is a rare eclipsing binary where one star passes directly in front of the... “It’s rare to see a binary system so well aligned,” said Heather Campbell of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy. “Because of this, we can measure the system with great precision in order to figure out what these systems are made of and how they evolved.
This is definitely not your standard fare as far as such events go. It's the fourth annual Invasive Species Cook-off, nicknamed Eradication by Mastication, an edible, educational offering to benefit the Corvallis-based Institute for Applied Ecology. "The idea is if you've incorporated an invasive species (in your dish) that's particularly bad for the environment, and you've consumed enough to perhaps make a difference, you get extra points," said Tom Kaye, the institute's executive director. The first cook-off in 2012 was supposed to be a one-and-done, a light-hearted retirement party for Steve Smith, who was departing the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and who currently serves as the institute's board president. It drew so much attention, though, that they decided to turn it into a fundraiser in 2013 with professional chefs dueling to win the competition and a catered invasives dinner prepared by chef Matt Bennett of Sybaris Bistro in Albany. In 2014, the institute pulled out all of the stops with a stadium-style cook-off with mystery baskets of invasive ingredients prepared in a stadium-style outdoor kitchen and celebrity judges, a pre-cook-off sampling and post-cook-off buffet and... "We basically layered the cook-off event with the banquet with the silent auction and the live auction and the big pitches and some awards, and then some education by the Invasive Species Council.
On Valentine’s Day in 1990, more than four billion miles from earth, in the vast emptiness and silence of space, the camera shutter of the spacecraft Voyager 1 snapped rapidly, taking sixty frames of photographs in quick succession. Among them was an image that has become one of the most famous pictures ever taken from space. It was Carl Sagan who suggested that Voyager 1 take a look back and photograph the earth as the probe hurtled on its quest into deep space, beyond our solar system, where it remains today. Inspired by this image, Sagan mused in his book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994): “Look again at that dot. The widely publicized image of the earth as a pale blue dot floating in space began a revolution in the perception of our planet. Photographic images of the night sky taken from the earth and satellite images taken from space, looking back at earth as well as looking outward into the solar system and beyond, continue to be an important source of the public’s knowledge about... Consider, for example, the first photographic images of the full earth taken by the lunar orbiter in 1966, the famous image of the Horsehead Nebula taken from the Anglo-Australian.
Rambus Makes Server Memory Interface Chipset For Advanced Enterprise and Data Center Systems
According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) 2015 Worldwide DRAM Demand and Supply 1Q15–4Q16 and 2015–2019 analysis, which was led by Mario Morales ... and bandwidth requirements to handle large amounts of complex data,” said Patrick ...
August 17, 2015
Vtech : Smartest Watch for Kids Gets Even Smarter with VTech's Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Chicago -The wearable tech market for kids has exploded in the past year led by the coolest gadget for ... choose from more than 50 strikingly fresh 3D clock faces offering fun animations, displayed in digital and analog time. "The successful launch ...
August 17, 2015
Chase wins 3 of 4 at scrimmage
A large crowd gathered at Allen Stadium Thursday night to get ... but allowed a conversion on third-and-14 and two short fourth-down runs as the Wildcats were able to run out the clock. CHASE JV 6, WEST LINCOLN JV 0 Chase’s Kaleb Logan had a big game ...
August 16, 2015
How do hackers actually get paid?
And in the U.S., black hat hackers probably also punch a clock like the rest of us ... Cyber punk novels may have led us to imagine shadowy figures working for large, international, mega-corporations. But in reality, while there are likely some hackers ...
August 14, 2015
Samsung unveils two new flagship handsets
Both smartphones redefine the possibilities of large screen smartphones through Samsung’s 5.7 ... fearless innovation for our consumers." "Samsung has led innovation in larger screen devices since the launch of our very first Galaxy Note, and our second ...
August 13, 2015
Remembering Jonathan Daniels 50 years after his martyrdom
The imperative was too clear, the stakes too high, my own identity was called too nakedly into question … I had been blinded by what I saw here (and elsewhere), and the road to Damascus led, for me ... The building features a large display case of ...
August 13, 2015
Planar Agrees to Be Acquired by Leyard for $6.58 Per Share
Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., a leading worldwide provider of LED ... walls, large format LCD displays, interactive touch screen monitors and many other solutions are used by the world’s leading organizations in applications ranging from digital ...
August 12, 2015