Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn.
The ring system -- the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system -- was discovered in 2012 by a team led by Rochester's Eric Mamajek.
Will it be possible one day to reconfigure electronic microchips however we want, even when they are in use? A recent discovery by a team at EPFL suggests as much. The researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to create conductive pathways several atoms wide in a material, to move them around at will and even to make them disappear.
Their research is the subject of a recent article appearing in Nature Nanotechnology.
Photo Credit- CDC # 9631 In a case smacking of deja flu - just over a year after North America’s first imported case of H5N1 (in a traveler recently returned from China) - we learn of our first imported case of H7N9, this time in the Vancouver area. Crof has a report from the Globe and Mail (see Canada: BC resident confirmed with H7N9; relative may be a second case), and Helen Branswell has a little bit more in her report Canada finds case of H7N9 bird