April 8, 2013

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The Effects of Ice Retreat and Biodiversity in the Arctic Deep Sea

The Effects of Ice Retreat and Biodiversity in the Arctic Deep Sea

2012 saw the greatest Arctic ice minimum ever recorded, allowing researchers to document the effects of ice retreat and biodiversity in the Arctic deep sea. The Arctic is one of the habitats undergoing the most radical transformation as a result of climate change. Nobody can predict the effects it will have on biodiversity in the […]

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April 8, 2013

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3D Droplet Printer Creates Synthetic Tissues

3D Droplet Printer Builds Synthetic Tissues

Using a custom built droplet network printer, researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a 3D printer that can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues. The new type of material consists of thousands of connected water droplets, encapsulated within lipid films, which can perform some of the functions of the […]

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April 8, 2013

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NOvA Neutrino Detector Records First 3D Data

NOvA Neutrino Detector Records First 3D Particle Tracks

Using a completed section of the NOvA neutrino detector, scientists have begun collecting data from cosmic rays. What will soon be the most powerful neutrino detector in the United States has recorded its first three-dimensional images of particles. Using the first completed section of the NOvA neutrino detector, scientists have begun collecting data from cosmic […]

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April 8, 2013

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Listening to the Sound of Big Bang

Listening to the Big Bang

Using new data from the ESA’s Planck Mission analysis of the CMB, physicist John Cramer from the University of Washington provides a new “high-fidelity” rendition of the Sound of the Big Bang. A decade ago, spurred by a question for a fifth-grade science project, University of Washington physicist John Cramer devised an audio recreation of […]

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April 5, 2013

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Io’s Volcanoes Are Not Located Where Scientists Expected

A Montage of New Horizons Images of Jupiter and its Volcanic Moon Io

Scientists at NASA and the European Space Agency believe volcanic activity on Io is located 30 to 60 degrees East from where they expected it to be based on data that supports the prevailing view that most of the heat is generated in the asthenosphere. Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically active world in […]

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April 5, 2013

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Hubble Views a Nearby Starburst Galaxy

Hubble Views Nearby Starburst Galaxy

The Hubble Space telescope views the light and dust in nearby starburst galaxy J082354.96. Visible as a small, sparkling hook in the dark sky, this beautiful object is known as J082354.96+280621.6, or J082354.96 for short. It is a starburst galaxy, so named because of the incredibly (and unusually) high rate of star formation occurring within […]

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April 5, 2013

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Signs of Star Formation Near Supermassive Black Hole at the Galactic Center

ALMA Detects Signs of Star Formation in the Galactic Center

Using ALMA, scientists have detected signs of star formation near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered signs of star formation perilously close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. If confirmed, this would […]

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April 5, 2013

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New Data Offers Clues on the Origins of Life

Study Offer Clues on the Origins of Life

A new study offers clues on the origins of life, providing data to support the idea that the 10 amino acids believed to exist on Earth around 4 billion years ago were capable of forming foldable proteins in a high-salt (halophile) environment. Tallahassee, Florida — A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of […]

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April 5, 2013

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Study Maps the Chemistry Needed for Life on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Mapping the Chemistry Needed for Life at Jupiters Moon Europa

Using the Keck II Telescope, scientists analyzed data in the near-infrared range of light from Europa, finding that peroxide is widespread across much of the surface of Europa, and the highest concentrations are reached in regions where Europa’s ice is nearly pure water with very little sulfur contamination. A new paper led by a NASA […]

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April 5, 2013

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Kepler Views the Effects of a Dead Star Bending the Light of its Companion Star

Kepler Views the Effects of a Dead Star Bending Light

In a new study, astronomers witnessed the effects of a white dwarf bending the light of its companion star in a double-star system called KOI-256, allowing them to measure the tiny “gravitational lensing” effect of the white dwarf, testing of Einstein’s theory of relativity. NASA’s Kepler space telescope has witnessed the effects of a dead […]

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April 4, 2013

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Physicists Use Cloud of Rubidium Atoms as Optical Memory Device

Scientists Use Cloud of Atoms as Optical Memory Device

In a newly published study, researchers detail how they used a cloud of rubidium atoms as an optical memory device, showing that portions of an image written into a gradient echo memory can be individually retrieved or erased on demand, an important step toward processing a spatially multiplexed quantum signal. Talk about storing data in […]

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April 4, 2013

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Hubble Views Supernova That Exploded Over 10 Billion Years Ago

Hubble Views Supernova That Exploded Over 10 Billion Years Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope has broken the record in the search for the farthest supernova, finding Supernova UDS10Wil that exploded more than 10 billion years ago (redshift 1.914). NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has broken the record in the quest to find the farthest supernova of the type used to measure cosmic distances. Supernova UDS10Wil, nicknamed […]

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April 4, 2013

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New Form of Radiation Cancer Therapy Has No Side-Effects

Cancer Killing Treatment Has No Side Effects

Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice without the harmful side-effects of conventional chemo and radiation cancer therapies. Columbia, Missouri – Cancer painfully ends more than 500,000 lives in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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April 4, 2013

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Gravitational Microlensing Could Lead to the Discovery of 100 Billion Earth-Like Planets

New Method for Finding Earth Like Planets Could Reveal 100 Billion Planets

A new proposal using a technique called gravitational microlensing combined with data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope has researchers at The University of Auckland anticipating the number of Earth-like, habitable planets in the Galaxy to be around 100 billion. Researchers at The University of Auckland have proposed a new method for finding Earth-like planets and […]

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April 4, 2013

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Curiosity’s Parachute Shifts in the Wind on Mars

Curiosity Parachute Flaps in the Wind on Mars

A sequence of seven images shows how the parachute used in Curiosity’s landing on Mars has shifted in response to wind. Pasadena, California – Photos from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA’s Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground. The images were […]

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April 3, 2013

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AMS Announces the First Results in Its Search for Dark Matter

AMS Announced the First Results in its Search for Dark Matter

AMS announced the first results in its search for dark matter, reporting the observation of an excess of positrons in the cosmic ray flux. Geneva 3 April 2013. The international team running the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) today announced the first results in its search for dark matter. The results, presented by AMS spokesperson Professor […]

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April 3, 2013

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Observations Reveal Young Stars with Masses Similar to Our Sun Outside the Milky Way

Observations Reveal Young Stars with Masses Similar to Our Sun

New Chandra observations of the Small Magellanic Cloud have resulted in the first detection of X-ray emission from young stars with masses similar to our Sun outside our Milky Way galaxy. The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors. Even though it is a small, or so-called dwarf galaxy, […]

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April 3, 2013

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Solar Photovoltaic Industry is Likely a Net Electricity Provider

Solar Photovoltaic Industry is Likely Now a Net Energy Producer

A new study from Stanford researchers suggest that electricity generated by all of the world’s installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has caught up to the amount of energy going into the production of those panels, making the global solar photovoltaic industry a net energy producer. The results suggest that the PV industry was a net […]

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