27 July 2011

Dark Energy Camera imager of the Dark Energy Survey completed

This month, Fermilab technicians and Dark Energy Survey collaborators installed the last of 62 science-quality charged coupling devices, or CCD’s, into the imager for the Dark Energy Camera [called DECam] currently housed at SiDet. CCDs work like film, and each one contains 8 million pixels. The camera also has another 12 CCDs of 4 million pixels each for guiding and focusing. The imager will head to Chile in mid-August for installation on the Blanco telescope. DES collaborators in Chile just finished installing the off-telescope components of the DECam imager liquid-nitrogen cooling system in preparation for the camera’s arrival. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Dark Energy Survey, DES, is trying to determine what is expanding the universe and how dark energy is connected to it by imaging distancing galaxies.

[via: DES at Facebook]

7 September 2010

In his Guardian column, George Monbiot explains how many of his earlier claims against meat production and for veganism are supposedly untrue, based on another article.

[via:Kaj Sotala]

22 August 2010

Electronic Voting Researcher Arrested Over Anonymous Source

Notice how the authorities claim that the machines are “tamper proof”.

[via:Harri Kivistö]

16 July 2010

Secret of AA: After 75 Years, We Don’t Know How It Works

[via:Give Me Something To Read]

12 July 2010

Reward, Addiction, and Emotion Regulation Systems Associated With Rejection in Love

This article explains the study, which originally was published in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

[via:Maarit Piippo]

11 July 2010

How facts backfire – being corrected makes opinions stronger

[via:Kaj Sotala]

8 July 2010

Antibody Discovered for 91% of HIV Strains

[via:Hacker News]

6 July 2010

Animal Specimens with Transparent Skin and Rainbow Skeletons

Original article (japanese site, obscure english translation)
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2 July 2010

cookie shaped fossils of multi cellular life form from gabon 2.1 billion years old

Newly discovered “cookie-shaped” fossils of early multi-cellular life form


20 June 2010

How to completely destroy the earth

[via:Hacker News]

5 May 2010

Antarctic Research Bases Are Seriously Self-Sustaining

[via:Laughing Squid]

29 April 2010

Study finds that the brain surges with activity just before death

[via:Roger Ebert]

7 February 2010

Could omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce psychosis in at-risk people?


20 January 2010

How the US exports its mental illnesses

[via:Trent Eady]

16 January 2010

Five emotions you never knew you had

[via:Trent Eady]

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