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Hubble Finds Distant Galaxy

Hubble Finds Distant Galaxy

The farthest and oldest galaxy ever seen is a red blob in this infrared image taken by the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope. Source: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (University ...

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First SOFIA Missions Completed

First SOFIA Missions Completed

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, successfully completed three planned scientific missions in phase one of the program, remaining airborne for ten hours on November 30, 2010 followed by additional overnight flights on the evenings of December 2nd ...

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Science Fiction Saving Lives

Science Fiction Saving Lives

If you were ever an avid fan of Star Trek, you may find the following invention very familiar. A Georgia Tech research team has developed a portable imaging palm gadget capable of quick and unobtrusive scanning of subsurface tissues. The ...

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New Infrared Camera to Help Fight Cancer

New Infrared Camera to Help Fight Cancer

Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory have developed an infrared camera that can take a thermal image of the head and neck area of cancer patients. The images will help medical staff predict which patients are likely to develop severe ...

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