The eclipsing millisecond
pulsar PSR J1740-5340 and its red straggler companion.
Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) showed that eleven globular clusters emit gamma rays, the cumulative emission of dozens of millisecond
pulsars too faint for even Fermi to detect individually.
Now they are about one tenth of a millisecond
longer than usual and soon will return to normal, he said.
Simply put, an on-line UPS then provides all the features of a power conditioner - correctly defined - and in addition provides battery back-up in the event of an interruption of power, no matter whether that interruption is in milliseconds
or several minutes in duration.
The new hypothesis makes several testable predictions about this recently discovered subclass of millisecond
"We currently have about 20 millisecond
pulsars, but only five of these can be timed to the needed precision," he notes.
Nice (now at Bryn Mawr College) reports a millisecond
pulsar with 2.1 [+ or -] 0.2 solar masses, which makes it the heaviest pulsar whose mass has been measured directly (most pulsars lie between 1.3 and 1.4 Suns).
They also have millisecond
response times and can operate during continuous or cyclical applications.
The phenomenon causes days to lengthen by a few milliseconds
over ten years, then shrink them back again.
THE NEW 100-METER radio telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia, has just enjoyed a record-breaking harvest from its 2004 observations: 21 millisecond
pulsars, two unusually massive neutron stars, and an apparent case of cosmic partner switching--all in a single globular cluster.
In less than a millisecond
, the computer transmits another electrical signal to the next fuse.
(One study indicates that the 1.8 millisecond
rise time of an LED translates to an extra 24 ft.