Posts Tagged ‘measure’

The Sun’s core spins four times faster than its surface

For decades, astronomers have wondered if the sun’s core spins faster than its surface, and now, thanks to an international team of scientists, they have the answer: the interior makes a complete rotation in one week, which is 3.8 times faster than the middle and outermost layers. Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific […]

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‘Puffy planet’ has the same density as Styrofoam

A newly discovered exoplanet with the density of Styrofoam could be useful for assessing planets beyond our solar system for signs of life.

Tapping the Tourism Potential of Pot: Lessons From a New Gold Rush

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana five years ago. That’s provided time for a natural experiment on what pot means for health, crime, agriculture, business — and tourism.

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Five things to consider when designing a policy to measure research impact

By Andrew Gunn, University of Leeds and Michael Mintrom, Monash University.  This year will see the Australian government pilot new ways to measure the impact of university research. As recommended by the Watt Review, the Engagement and Impact Assess…

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