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Why we exist in this Universe?


An international team of scientists releases early results from the CUORE experiment with implications for why there’s more matter than antimatter in the Universe.

ONLINE IT4S PUBLICATIONS


Two major publications of the Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality, Society - IT4S are available online.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE COSMIC SPINNING TOP


Scientists measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star -- just before it disappeared. The results are published in The Astrophysical Journal, and presented at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, on January 8.

Another cosmic mystery ... and planetary nebulae aligns


Astronomers from University of Manchester, UK, have found that planetary nebulae in the central bulge of our galaxy tend to be mysteriously aligned — a surprising result given their different histories and varied properties.

JIVE future looks bright


The Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) is proud to have received an overall "excellent" rating in its five-year review. JIVE is an international institute dedicated to the support and development of the astronomical technique of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).

BOOK REVIEW: "Urban Growth in Emerging Economies: Lessons from the BRICS"

Urban Growth in Emerging Economies: Lessons from the BRICS, edited volume by Mcgranahan, G., Martine, G., Earthscan: London and New York, 2014, 273 pages. Reviewed by Ulpia Botezatu

BOOK REVIEW: “Informed Cities: Making Research Work for Local Sustainability”

Informed Cities: Making research work for local sustainability, edited volume by Marko Joas, Kate Theobald, David McGuinnes, Cristina Garzillo and Stefan Kuhn, Earthscan: London and New York, 2014, 192 pages. Reviewed by Ulpia Botezatu

Immersive Media and Science Communication – interview with Dan Neafus, Denver, USA

What makes it possible to journey through the eye of a needle? Or, take a long walk among human body cells? Or, even, a quick trip to the dark side of the Moon, visiting some craters - Spiru Haret crater included -, and come back in time for a relaxing meeting with friends?

Do not forget Eminescu . . . and Olbers's Paradox

If we assume that our universe has an infinite number of stars and that they are evenly distributed, then the aggregate of many stars shine you should not depend on the distance and the night sky would be black, but bright. Like in any direction we look, the sky should appear just as bright as when we look at the Milky Way Galaxy. In addition, because each line of sight would end on the surface of a star, being so many, every point in the sky would be even brighter than the surface of a star. This problem is Olbers's paradox.

A special book: 47 Eminescu poems in the language of Shakespeare

In love with Mihai Eminescu's writings, which he believes belong to everybody not only to the Romanians, South African theologian, philosopher and poet James Moulder together with Professor Mariana Nicolae and Ph.D. candidate Ela Nicolae from ASE Bucharest, launched the Romanian-English bilingual volume  -"47 Poems by Mihai Eminescu". The authors say that the book is the end result of a soul project.