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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

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Tyche: Newest Member of Our Solar Sytem?

Written on February 16, 2011 by R. Depp

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Another member of our solar system emerges. How could we miss something as big as Jupiter?

Scientists at University of Louisiana at Lafayette said that they’ll soon prove the existence of a gas giant which has four times the size of Jupiter. According to The Independent,  astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire said that new ‘planet’ named Tyche is comprised “mostly of hydrogen and helium.” It can also possibly have an atmosphere and satellite similar with Jupiter.

However, it is still not finally confirmed if Tyche is indeed a planet. It will be finalized after the data which was collected by NASA Wise space telescope have been thoroughly analyzed. Some experts contradicts the idea that Tyche is a planet  because its size may affect the comets of the Oort Cloud and that it may likely born in another star system.

The name Tyche was derived from a Greek goddess who governs the fate of a city. This name can still be changed.

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