EIROforum Press Releases
27 April 2011 - CERN
The AMS detector heads for the International Space Station
The AMS particle detector will take off on 29 April 2011 at 21.47 CEST onboard the very last mission of the space Shuttle Endeavour.
22. April 2011 - CERN
LHC sets world record beam intensity
Around midnight this night CERN1’s Large Hadron Collider set a new world record for beam intensity at a hadron collider when it collided beams with a luminosity of 4.67 × 1032cm-2s-1.
20 April 2011 - EMBL
What's your gut type?
Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg and collaborators have found that humans have 3 different gut types. The study also uncovers microbial genetic markers that are related to traits like age, gender and body-mass index.
20 April 2011 - ESO
A Disturbed Galactic Duo
The galaxies in this cosmic pairing, captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, display some curious features, demonstrating that each member of the duo is close enough to feel the distorting gravitational influence of the other.
17 April 2011 - ILL
Dark matter and string theory?
A new technique developed by neutron scientists is so sensitive that it could be used to measure the quantum effects of gravity. Minute deviations from Newtonian laws could prove whether dark matter or string theory’s extra dimensions exist.
13 April 2011 - ESO
Celestial Fireworks from Dying Stars
An image of the nebula NGC 3582, which was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows giant loops of gas bearing a striking resemblance to solar prominences.
11 April 2011 - ESRF
X-rays shed new light on the regulation of muscle contraction
In a famous experiment first performed more than 220 years ago, Italian physician Luigi Galvani discovered that the muscles of a frog’s leg twitch when an electric voltage is applied. An international group of scientists from Italy, the UK and France has now brought this textbook classic into the era of nanoscience.
7 April 2011 - ILL
Neutron science explains mystery of how Arctic fish’s antifreeze proteins work
Neutron scientists have discovered for the first time how ‘antifreeze’ in arctic fish blood kicks in to keep them alive in subzero conditions. The results could provide benefits for areas as diverse as cryosurgery, food processing and agriculture.
7 April 2011 - ESO
President of Czech Republic visits ESO's Paranal Observatory
On 6 April 2011, the ESO Paranal Observatory was honoured with a visit from the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, and his wife Livia Klausová, who also took the opportunity to admire Cerro Armazones, the future site of the planned E-ELT.
EIROforum Press Releases
ESO, 23 May 2013
ESO's Very Large Telescope Celebrates 15 Years of Success
With this new view of a spectacular stellar nursery ESO is celebrating 15 years of the Very Large Telescope — the world's most advanced optical instrument
ESRF, 21 May 2013
South Africa joins the ESRF
South Africa becomes the 20th country to join the European synchrotron