February 12, 2014

1 Comment

Gene Linking Brain Structure to Intelligence Identified

Gene Linking Brain Structure to Intelligence Discovered

An international team of scientists has identified a gene linking brain structure to intelligence, finding that teenagers carrying a particular gene variant had a thinner cortex in the left cerebral hemisphere and performed less well on tests for intellectual ability. For the first time, scientists at King’s College London have identified a gene linking the […]

Continue reading...

February 12, 2014

0 Comments

Astronomers Discover Four Galaxy Clusters 10 Billion Light Years Away

Astronomers Discover Four Galaxy Clusters 10 Billion Light Years from Earth

By combining data from the Planck and Herschel satellites, astronomers have discovered four galaxy clusters some 10 billion light years from Earth. An international team of astronomers, led by Imperial College London, used a new way of combining data from the two European Space Agency satellites, Planck and Herschel, to identify more distant galaxy clusters […]

Continue reading...

February 12, 2014

0 Comments

Curiosity Rover Drives Through and Past “Dingo Gap” Inside Gale Crater

Curiosity Rover Crosses Martian Dune

This new series of images shows NASA’s Curiosity Rover driving through and past “Dingo Gap” inside Gale Crater. NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is continuing its traverse toward enticing science destinations after climbing over a dune spanning a gap in a ridge. The rover covered 135 feet (41.1 meters) on February 9, in its first drive […]

Continue reading...

February 11, 2014

0 Comments

The Superconducting Pairing Mechanism in Calcium Doped Graphene Unveiled

Graphen Supraconducting

A newly published study details how a team of researchers unveiled the superconducting pairing mechanism in Calcium doped graphene using the ARPES method. Whenever a new material is discovered, scientists are eager to find out whether or not it can be superconducting. This applies particularly to the wonder material graphene. Now, an international team around […]

Continue reading...

February 11, 2014

0 Comments

New NASA Video Shows a 360-Degree View of Saturn’s Auroras

360 Degree Image of Saturns Auroras

A new video from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope show a 360-degree view of Saturn’s auroras. NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles. While NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, orbiting around Earth, was able to observe the northern auroras in ultraviolet […]

Continue reading...

February 11, 2014

0 Comments

SLAC Scientists Create Artificial Cosmic-Ray Air Showers

Researchers Create Artificial Cosmic Ray Air Showers for Study

Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are set to test an experiment that mimics what happens when incredibly energetic particles hit our atmosphere. In a SLAC test facility, scientists have set the stage for an experiment that mimics what happens when incredibly energetic particles hit our atmosphere. The players include the lab’s historic linear […]

Continue reading...

February 11, 2014

0 Comments

Orbiter Examines Clues to Possible Water Flows on Mars

Mars Orbiters See Clues to Possible Water Flows

Using images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, several new studies examine recurring slope lineae on Mars and possible water flows. NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars have returned clues for understanding seasonal features that are the strongest indication of possible liquid water that may exist today on the Red Planet. The features are dark, finger-like markings that […]

Continue reading...

February 10, 2014

2 Comments

Astronomers Accurately Measure the Mass of Neutrinos for the First Time

Astronomers Accurately Measure the Mass of Neutrinos for the First Time

Astronomers from the universities of Nottingham and Manchester have accurately measured the mass of neutrinos for the first time. Scientists have solved a major problem with the current standard model of cosmology by combining results from the Planck spacecraft and measurements of gravitational lensing to deduce the mass of ghostly sub-atomic particles called neutrinos. The […]

Continue reading...

February 10, 2014

1 Comment

Astronomers Discover the Oldest Known Star in the Universe

Astronomers Discover the Oldest Known Star in the Universe

Using the ANU SkyMapper telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory, astronomers have discovered the oldest known star in the Universe. A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. The discovery has allowed astronomers […]

Continue reading...

February 10, 2014

0 Comments

New Hubble Space Telescope Image of Globular Cluster Terzan 7

New Image of Globular Cluster Terzan 7

This newly released Hubble image shows globular cluster Terzan 7, which is located roughly 75,000 light-years away from Earth. Named after its discoverer, the French-Armenian astronomer Agop Terzan, this is the globular cluster Terzan 7 — a densely packed ball of stars bound together by gravity. It lies just over 75,000 light-years away from us […]

Continue reading...

February 10, 2014

0 Comments

Hubble Views Abell2744 Y1, One of the Most Distant Known Galaxies

Hubble Views One of the Most Distant Galaxies Known

Using the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, astronomers discovered one of the most distant galaxies known – Abell2744 Y1. NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have spotted what might be one of the most distant galaxies known, harkening back to a time when our universe was only about 650 million years old (our universe is […]

Continue reading...

February 7, 2014

1 Comment

Smoke from Wildfires and Forest Emissions Explain Why the Pliocene Was So Hot

Forest Emissions and Wildfires Explain Why Ancient Earth Was So Hot

Using sophisticated Earth system modeling, new research from Yale University reveals that the release of forest emissions and smoke from wildfires 3 million years ago had a far greater impact on global warming than ancient atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. The research provides evidence that dynamic atmospheric chemistry played an important role in past warm […]

Continue reading...

February 7, 2014

0 Comments

Researchers Solve a Long Standing Nano Mystery

Scientists Solve Mystery of How Superheated Nanodroplets Vaporize

Researchers solve a long standing mystery of how superheated nanodroplets vaporize when hit by a pulse of ultrasound, this finding may lead to a localized and controlled form of chemotherapy. A technique which may one day be used for tumor therapy and imaging could be greatly improved thanks to new insights obtained by scientists from […]

Continue reading...

February 7, 2014

0 Comments

Astronomers Track the Motions of Masers, Find That They Move at 45,000 MPH

New Measurements Track the Motions of Masers

Using a coordinated set of widely separated radio telescopes, astronomers tracked the motions of masers over a ten year period, finding that they moved at velocities of about twenty kilometers per second (forty-five thousand mph). A maser, like a laser, is a source of bright electromagnetic radiation, with the difference being that maser radiation is […]

Continue reading...

February 7, 2014

0 Comments

Archived Chandra Data Provide a New Image of Centaurus A

New Chandra View of Centaurus A

Using archived data, astronomers have put together a new Chandra image of Centaurus A and new results on the black holes and neutron stars in Centaurus A. Just weeks after NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory began operations in 1999, the telescope pointed at Centaurus A (Cen A, for short). This galaxy, at a distance of about […]

Continue reading...

February 6, 2014

0 Comments

Astronomers Discover a Brown Dwarf with an Extremely Red Appearance

Astronomers Discover Brown Dwarf with Unusual Red Appearance

Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire’s Center for Astrophysics Research have discovered a brown dwarf (ULAS J222711-004547) that has an atmosphere where the sky is always red. A peculiar example of a celestial body, known as a brown dwarf, with unusually red skies has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of […]

Continue reading...

February 6, 2014

0 Comments

Ballistic Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons Suggests New Type of Graphene-Based Electronics

Ballistic Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons

A newly published study from Georgia Institute of Technology reveals that ballistic transport in graphene nanoribbons could result in a new class of coherent electronic devices. Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost […]

Continue reading...

February 6, 2014

1 Comment

Early Universe “Warmed Up” Later than Previously Thought

Early Universe Warmed Up Later than Previously Believed

A newly published study reveals that the early universe “warmed up” later than previously thought. A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals that black holes, formed from the first stars in our universe, heated the gas throughout space later than previously thought. They also imprinted a clear signature in radio waves which astronomers can […]

Continue reading...