Magnetic fields created before the first stars
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jan 04, 2013 – Magnets have practically become everyday objects. Earlier on, however, the universe consisted only of nonmagnetic elements and particles. Just how the magnetic forces came into existence has been researched by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schlickeiser at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum. In the journal Physical Review Letters, he describes a new mechanism for the m …more

Station Spinal Ultrasounds Seeking Why Astronauts Grow Taller in Space
Houston TX (SPX) Jan 04, 2013 – Did you ever wish you could be just a teensy bit taller? Well, if you spend a few months in space, you could get your wish – temporarily. It is a commonly known fact that astronauts living aboard the International Space Station grow up to 3 percent taller while living in microgravity. They return to their normal height when back on Earth. Studying the impact of this change on the spine an … more

Our Galaxy’s “geysers” are towers of power
Parkes, Australia (SPX) Jan 04, 2013 – “Monster” outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky, have been detected and mapped with CSIRO’s 64-m Parkes radio telescope. The outflows were were detected by astronomers from Australia, the USA, Italy and The Netherlands. “These outflows contain an extraordinary amount of energy – about a million times the energy of an explo …more