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Hubble, Gaia produce most precise measure of universe's expansion rate

Hubble, Gaia produce most precise measure of universe's expansion rate

Science
July 12 (UPI) -- By combining the observations of the two most powerful space telescopes in orbit, scientists have achieved the most precise measurement of the Hubble constant, the universe's expansion rate. The new measurement confirms the tension between explosion rate in the early and late universe, researchers report. Astronomers can measure the expansion of the universe by measuring a galaxy's redshift, a change in the wavelength of the light due to a change in the velocity of the object. By measuring the redshift of galaxies using the Hubble Telescope, scientists have established the Hubble constant. But investigations of the cosmic microwave background, the oldest radiation in the universe, can also be used to predict the universe's expansion rate. Maps of the microwave signature ...
Astronomers produce detailed maps of star-forming region in Orion A

Astronomers produce detailed maps of star-forming region in Orion A

Science
May 18 (UPI) -- Newly published maps, produced by a research team led by Yale astronomers, has revealed the Orion A molecular cloud in unprecedented detail. Located 1,350 light-years from Earth, the Orion A molecular cloud is the closest star-forming region of massive stars. Found within Orion A are regions similar to the star-birthing environs that produced our sun. "Our maps probe a wide range of physical scales needed to study how stars form in molecular clouds, and how young stars impact their parent cloud," Yale postdoctoral associate Shuo Kong said in a news release. The maps were compiled using observations collected by a single-dish telescope and an interferometer as part of the CARMA-NRO Orion Survey. "Our survey is a unique combination of data from two very different telescopes...
Boeing to produce Super Hornets, Growlers for Navy

Boeing to produce Super Hornets, Growlers for Navy

Business
April 6 (UPI) -- Boeing was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for services in support of F/A-18E Super Hornets and the EA-18G Growler.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 54.3 million under the terms of a modified fixed-price-incentive-firm contract that was previously awarded.The agreement enables Boeing to manufacture and produce 38 F/A-18E Super Hornets and 21 EA-18G Growlers aircraft for the Navy.Work on the contract will occur in various location across the United States.The Defense Department said that it would be using expired funds to fund the contract deal, which is allowed under Pentagon financial management regulation.The expired funds will be allocated and obligated to Boeing from Navy fiscal 2013 and 2014 aircraft procurement ...
7 Gadgets That Prep Produce in No Time

7 Gadgets That Prep Produce in No Time

Health
Tired of wasting precious time slicing, dicing, and carving fruits and veggies every time you’re in the mood for a salad? Stripping down dark leafy greens, picking the tiny leaves out of strawberries, pitting and slicing avocados and mangos—all that prep can get so tiring that you have no energy left to actually cook your meal, and might leave you running for less healthy convenience foods. Forget the drama: try these cool new kitchen tools that will seriously cut your prep time—and your fresh produce.OXO Mango Pitter, $ 13.95; Amazon.comOXO Stainless Steel Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer, $ 19.95; Amazon.comChef’n Strawberry Huller, $ 7.99; Amazon.comMastrad Deco Veggie Slicer, $ 14.95; Amazon.comOXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, $ 8.49; Amazon.comChef’n Looseleaf Kale and Herb Stripper, $ 7.95; Ama