Entries Tagged as 'Images'

“Serendipitous discovery of star playing “Now you see me…”

December 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Astronomy, Images, News Release, Research, Science, Students, physics

An international team of astronomers from Canada, China, Europe and Japan has found a rare kind of magnetic star disappearing and reappearing in the sky, suggesting it’s a new kind of transient galactic object.
“This object isn’t currently seen with any telescope and must have entered a quiescent stage,” says Ping Zhou, lead author on the […]

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Imaging reveals “hidden” galaxy

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics

A team of astronomers studying gas halos around nearby galaxies were surprised when detailed studies with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) showed that one of their subjects is not a single galaxy, but rather two, nearly perfectly superimposed on the sky to masquerade as one. The discovery allowed them […]

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Q-weak: U of M researchers on international team make first determination of the proton’s weak charge

September 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics

An international team including University of Manitoba researchers has reported first results for the proton’s weak charge in the journal Physical Review Letters (to appear in the October 18, 2013 issue) based on precise new data from Jefferson Laboratory, the American premier electron beam facility for nuclear and particle physics research in Newport News, Virginia.
The […]

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Smallest Bison athletes win big at international competition

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Computing, Engineering, Images, Media, News Release, Research, Science, Students, Video, computer science

They’re small in stature, but big on talent. Developed at the University of Manitoba, the Autonomous Agents Laboratory’s robotics competition team-the SnoBots-has won the kid-size division of the 2013 FIRA HuroCup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

FIRA is the oldest robotics competition in the world, and the HuroCup is one of the most challenging competitions in existence: […]

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Rare photos show Louis Riel in 1869, and a 1874 traffic jam at Portage & Main

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Archives, History, Images, Media, News Release, Peace and Justice, Research, political studies

At a recent auction of civil war memorabilia halfway around the world from us in South Yarra, Australia, thirteen items known as cartes de visite were for sale. They were part of a collection that included a folding moustache comb and a Spenser repeating carbine machine gun.
But some of these cartes de visite at auction […]

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Oh, Manitobia! Our history online

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Agriculture, Archives, Education, Environment and Geography, History, Images, Indigenous, Media, News Release, Outreach, Research, human ecology, libraries

Manitobia, a resource-rich website that highlights the role of our province in the early history of the country, has completed phase one of a project aimed at providing internet access to local histories produced by communities across the province.
The publication of the histories of towns and municipalities goes back to the 1880s, with an estimated […]

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3D Simulations of Supernova Remnants

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Astronomy, Images, News Release, Research, Science, physics

An international team of astrophysicists, including Drs. Samar Safi-Harb and Gilles Ferrand at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and Dr. Anne Decourchelle from the CEA Saclay (France), has produced the first 3D simulations of supernova remnants (SNRs) showing the effect of particle acceleration at the wave fronts generated by these powerful X-ray sources in our […]

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