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a metric unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter

Italian nuclear physicist (in the United States after 1939) who worked on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment and who headed the group that in 1942 produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1901-1954)

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A few hundred thousand stellar bombs might be able to inflate the Fermi bubbles -- although it would take at least 100 million years, meaning the emission Fermi detects
The prior catalogues produced by Fermi contain literally thousands of gamma-ray emitters in the far-flung cosmos, corresponding to objects such as blazars and active galactic nuclei - both associated with black holes snacking at the centres of galaxies - or pulsars, fast-spinning neutron stars that flash our neighbourhood like a distant lighthouse.
After analyzing four years of data, Fermi scientists see a distinguishable feature in the gamma-ray emission of both remnants.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) is celebrating the second anniversary of the launch of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope spacecraft, which has performed flawlessly over the initial two years of its mission to supply scientists with important new data about the nature of the universe.
We've looked for the usual suspects in the usual places and found no solid signals, so we've started searching in some creative new ways," Julie McEnery, Fermi project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said in a (https://www.
At the same time, another team has located nine new gamma-ray pulsars in Fermi data, using improved analytical techniques.
3 -- Nvidia introduced its 400M notebook discrete GPUs, the GeForce GTX 480M, a couple of months after releasing its first DX11 GPUs based on the Fermi architecture, the GeForce GTX 480.
Telescopes including the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, launched in 2008, and VERITAS, an array of four 12-meter telescopes atop Mount Hopkins in Arizona, have detected gamma rays from three galaxies undergoing intense waves of star birth.
The majority electron density as a function of the Fermi energy is calculated in zinc blende, n-type GaSb for donor densities between [10.
The Tesla Fermi C2050 cards provide GDDR5 memory, more than double the streaming processing cores of previous generation Tesla C1060 cards, and PCIe X16 with video out.
Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, an international team of scientists has found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen.
Washington, February 15 ( ANI ): Analysis of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has provided the first clear-cut evidence the expanding debris of exploded stars produces some of the fastest-moving matter in the universe.
NASA's Fermi gamma-ray observatory has revealed a pair of enormous gamma-ray-emitting bubbles, each 25,000 light-years tall, extending north and south from the Milky Way's center.
WASHINGTON -- Designed to scan the heavens thousands to billions of light-years beyond the solar system for gamma rays, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has also picked up a shocking vibe from Earth.
This work emphasizes the crucial role that the internal coherence can play in collective properties of cold gases and has immediate relevance to the very active area of research on two-component Fermi gases.