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  1. National Academy of Engineering announces winners of 2017 Founders and Bueche Awards

    10.06 / 21:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) On Sunday, Oct. 8, during its 2017 annual meeting, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will present two awards for extraordinary impact on the engineering profession. The Simon Ramo Founders Award will be presented to John E. Hopcroft for his research contributions and leadership in engineering. The Arthur M. Bueche Award will be given to Louis J. Lanzerotti for his contributions to technology research, policy, and national…
  2. NASA analyzes Tropical Storm Nate

    10.06 / 18:53 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite provided imagery of Tropical Storm Nate affecting Nicaragua and extending into the Caribbean…
  3. New telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worlds

    10.06 / 18:53 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (Penn State) A new, low-cost attachment to telescopes allows previously unachievable precision in ground-based observations of planets beyond our solar system. With it, ground-based telescopes can produce measurements of light intensity that rival the highest quality photometric observations from…
  4. Violent helium reaction on white dwarf surface triggers supernova explosion

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) An international research team are the first to find solid evidence about what triggered a star to explode, which will contribute to a further understanding of supernova history and…
  5. Interpreting hurricane forecast displays can be difficult for general public

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (University of Utah) The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm's impact path and intensity accurately, but new research from the University of Utah shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast visualization…
  6. NASA finds heavy rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Nate

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) After tropical depression 16 formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea it continued organizing and…
  7. Team led by UCLA astrophysicist observes primitive comet 1.5 billion miles from the sun

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (University of California - Los Angeles) Astronomers report a 'special comet' currently beyond Saturn's orbit -- the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at an extraordinary 1.5 billion miles from the…
  8. NASA sees Ramon degenerate to a trough

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Astronomy
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A trough is an elongated area of low pressure and that's exactly what former Tropical Storm Ramon has become in the eastern Pacific Ocean, along the southwestern coast of Mexico. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at the temperatures of Ramon's cloud tops and showed some strong thunderstorms remained in the stretched out…