October 25, 2013

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Scientists Recreate Patterns of Oxygen Found in the Oldest Rocks in the Solar System

Scientists Solve Mystery of Oxygen Patterns in Early Solar Systems Rocks

UC San Diego cosmochemists demonstrated that a chemical reaction, governed by known physical principles, can generate silicate dust with oxygen anomalies that match those found in the oldest rocks in the solar system. Cosmochemists at the University of California, San Diego, have solved a long standing mystery in the formation of the solar system: Oxygen, […]

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October 25, 2013

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Gold Nanoparticles Recycle CO2 Into Useful Forms of Carbon

Gold Nanoparticles Make Better Catalysts for CO2 Recycling

A newly published study from researchers at Brown University shows the ability of carefully designed gold nanoparticles to recycle CO2 into useful forms of carbon. Providence, Rhode Island (Brown University) — By tuning gold nanoparticles to just the right size, researchers from Brown University have developed a catalyst that selectively converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to […]

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October 25, 2013

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NASA to Look Deeper Into the Universe than Ever Before

NASA Begins the Deepest Ever Probe of the Universe

NASA researchers are teaming up in the new collaborative program called The Frontier Fields to look deeper into the universe than ever before, working together to unravel the mysteries of the Universe. NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes are teaming up to look deeper into the universe than ever before. With a boost from […]

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October 25, 2013

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Chandra Reveals Echoes of Multiple Outbursts from Sagittarius A

Evidence of the Violent Past of Milky Ways Giant Black Hole

Using Chandra high-resolution data collected from 1999 to 2011, astronomers reveal for the first time abrupt variations in the X-ray emission from gas clouds surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Researchers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence that the normally dim region very close to the […]

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October 24, 2013

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Scientists Develop Graphene-Coated Silicon Supercapacitor

The First Supercapacitor Made Out of Silicon

Using porous silicon coated with graphene, material scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed the first supercapacitor that is made out of silicon. Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two […]

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October 24, 2013

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Engineered Nanostructures Reduce Casimir Effect

Nanostructures Offer a Way to Control Quantum Effects

By replacing a flat surface with a surface that contained engineered nanoscale structures, researchers found that the Casimir attraction between two surfaces decreased much more quickly than theoretically predicted. You might think that a pair of parallel plates hanging motionless in a vacuum just a fraction of a micrometer away from each other would be […]

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October 24, 2013

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NASAexplorer Video Details Titan’s Atmosphere

A Detailed Look at the Atmosphere of Titan

This four minute video from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center details the atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon Titan. NASA | Propylene on Titan With a thick atmosphere, clouds, a rain cycle and giant lakes, Saturn’s large moon Titan is a surprisingly Earthlike place. But unlike on Earth, Titan’s surface is far too cold for […]

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October 24, 2013

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Astronomers Discover and Confirm Most Distant Known Galaxy

Newly Discovered Most Distant Galaxy

A newly published study details the discovery of the most distant galaxy ever found. Dubbed z8_GND_5296, the galaxy is seen as it was at a time just 700 million years after the Big Bang. Austin, Texas — University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein has led a team that has discovered and measured the […]

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October 24, 2013

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New Cassini Images of Titan’s Hydrocarbon Seas and Lakes

Cassini Views Titans Lakes

New images of the liquid methane and ethane seas and lakes that reside near Titan’s north pole reveal new clues about how the lakes formed and about Titan’s “hydrologic” cycle. Pasadena, California– With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories that […]

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October 23, 2013

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PEPs Might Make Quantum Condensation Possible at Room Temperature

New Type of Particle Might Make Quantum Condensation Possible at Room Temperature

Using an array of metallic nanoparticles coated with molecules that emit light, researchers created a new type of particle that might make quantum condensation possible at room temperature. Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF, Philips Research, and the Autonomous University of Madrid have identified a new type of particle that might make quantum condensation possible at […]

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October 23, 2013

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Researchers Develop Million-Year Data Storage Disk

Scientists Develop Million Year Data Storage Disk

Using a wafer consisting of tungsten encapsulated by silicon nitride, scientists have developed a disk that can store data for a million years or more. Mankind has been storing information for thousands of years. From carvings on marble to today’s magnetic data storage. Although the amount of data that can be stored has increased immensely […]

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October 23, 2013

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Hubble Captures a New Image of Comet ISON

New Hubble Image of Comet ISON

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a new image of Comet ISON on October 9, 2013. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope picture shows C/2012 S1, better known as Comet ISON, a high-profile celestial visitor to the Solar System. Hubble has already snapped this comet twice this year, but for some time it was temporarily blocked […]

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October 23, 2013

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Astronomers Discover that the Milky Way Wobbles

Astronomers Discover that Our Galaxy Wobbles

Astronomers have discovered that Milky Way makes small wobbling or squishing movements, acting like a huge flag fluttering in the wind. 22 October 2013. Astronomers have discovered that our Galaxy wobbles. An international team of astronomers around Mary Williams from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) detected and examined this phenomenon with the RAdial […]

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October 22, 2013

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Scientists Create an Organism with a New Genetic Code

Scientists Rewrite an Entire Genome and Add a Healthy Twist

For the first time, scientists have fundamentally changed the genetic code of an organism, raising the possibility that researchers might be able to retool nature and create potent new forms of proteins to combat disease. Scientists from Yale and Harvard have recoded the entire genome of an organism and improved a bacterium’s ability to resist […]

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October 22, 2013

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Scientists Demonstrate Efficient Method for Converting Fat Cells to Liver Cells

Scientists Convert Fat Cells to Liver Cells

Using adipose stem cells from human liposuction aspirates, scientists have developed a fast, efficient way to turn cells extracted from routine liposuction into liver cells. In a feat of modern-day alchemy with huge potential for regenerative medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have developed a fast, efficient way to turn cells extracted from routine […]

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October 22, 2013

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SuperDense Quantum Teleportation Theory to be Tested on Space Station

SuperDense Quantum Teleportation Theory to be Tested on the International Space Station

NASA funding will allow quantum mechanics investigators to test Herbert Bernsten’s SuperDense quantum teleportation theory from the International Space Station. A theory—SuperDense quantum teleportation—posed by Hampshire College physics professor Herbert Bernstein will be tested on the International Space Station. Theoretical physicist Bernstein devised the SuperDense scheme more than a decade ago in his investigations of […]

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October 22, 2013

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ESA’s Gaia Spacecraft Ready to Create a 3D Map of the Milky Way Galaxy

ESA Gaia Spacecraft Readies for Launch

Set to launch on November 20th, ESA’s Gaia spacecraft will create a highly accurate 3D map of the Milky Way Galaxy by repeatedly observing a billion stars to determine their positions in space and their movement through it. ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia will be launched from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou on 20 November to begin […]

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October 21, 2013

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Scientists Prepare Planck Satellite for Final Shutdown

Planck Satellite Prepares for Shutdown

After four plus years of service, scientists prepare the Planck satellite for its final shutdown and for permanent safe disposal. In preparation for its final switch-off on 23 October, mission controllers today fired Planck’s thrusters to empty its fuel tanks. The burn is one of the final steps to ensure that Planck ends its hugely […]

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