Topic: University of Iowa
Written by Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – Scifi movies are sometimes criticized when explosions in the void make noise. As the old saying goes, “in space, no one can hear you scream.” Without air there is no sound.
But if that’s true, what was space physicist Don Gurnett talking about when he stated at a NASA press conference in September 2013 that he had heard “the sounds of interstellar space?”
It turns out that space can make music … if you know how to listen.
Washington, D.C. – NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun.
New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident.
A report on the analysis of this new data, an effort led by Don Gurnett and the plasma wave science team at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, is published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science.
Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Gary McClure withdraws name from consideration for Iowa Head Coaching Job
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University baseball head coach Gary McClure announced July 10th he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head coaching position at the University of Iowa.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Baseball head coach Gary McClure is a candidate for the University of Iowa baseball programs head coaching job.
According to Clarksville Online sources, McClure interviewed for the position last week.
Written by Jia-Rui Cook
Pasadena, CA – Researchers working with data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have discovered one way the bubble of charged particles around Saturn — known as the magnetosphere — changes with the planet’s seasons.
The finding provides an important clue for solving a riddle about the planet’s naturally occurring radio signal. The results might also help scientists better understand variations in Earth’s magnetosphere and Van Allen radiation belts, which affect a variety of activities at Earth, ranging from space flight safety to satellite and cell phone communications.
Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to have History professor present at next session
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University history professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.
Dr. Jason Verber, assistant professor of history, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 11th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his presentation is “Germans in the French Foreign Legion.”
All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Titans agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with unrestricted free agent Shonn Greene.
A 5-foot-11, 226-pound running back, Greene spent his first four NFL seasons with the New York Jets. The former third-round pick played in 61 career regular-season games with 31 starts for the Jets. His career totals include 3,423 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on 822 carries (4.2 avg.) and 65 receptions for 482 yards. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in each of his last two seasons. «Read the rest of this article»
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Laurel, MD – Just 96 days since their launch, NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes have already provided new insights into the structure and behavior of the radiation belts that surround Earth, giving scientists a clearer understanding about the fundamental physical properties of these regions more than half a century after their discovery.
In a press conference at the American Geophysical Union’s 2012 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, members of the Van Allen Probes science team discussed current findings made in unlocking the mysteries of the radiation belts.
Written Dr. Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – In space, they say, no one can hear you scream.
Nobody ever said anything about singing, though. A NASA spacecraft has just beamed back a beautiful song sung by our own planet.
“It’s called chorus,” explains Craig Kletzing of the University of Iowa. “This is one of the clearest examples we’ve ever heard.”
Written by Dr. Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – A favorite theme of science fiction is “the portal”–an extraordinary opening in space or time that connects travelers to distant realms. A good portal is a shortcut, a guide, a door into the unknown. If only they actually existed….
It turns out that they do, sort of, and a NASA-funded researcher at the University of Iowa has figured out how to find them.
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