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SPACE | The Institute of Space Science involved in the first space mission dedicated to studying the nature of ultra-high energy cosmic rays

The Institute of Space Science, Romania, (ISS) joined the JEM-EUSO international collaboration, whose objective is the development of the first space mission dedicated to studying the nature of ultra-high energy cosmic rays and to identifying corresponding astrophysical sources.

PHYSICS | SPACE | Stephen Hawking Unveils Black Hole Theory That May Explain 'Information Loss Paradox'

Stephen Hawking presents his ideas about the problematic "Information Loss Paradox" - the phenomena that no light or matter can escape or be detected within the event horizon of a black hole. Hawking theorizes that this "information" is not lost, but rather scrambled. The presentation was made at the Hawking Radiation conference being held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, on August 24, 2015.

SPACE | August 17, 2015: Cassini to make last close flyby of Saturn moon Dione

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will zip past Saturn's moon Dione on Monday, August. 17. It will be the final close flyby of this icy satellite during the spacecraft's long mission.

PHYSICS & SPACE | 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.

TRANSDISCIPLINARITY | Online IT4S publications

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

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

INTERVIEW | Dan Neafus, Denver, USA - Immersive Media and Science Communication

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.