December 11, 2013

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Study Shows Creation of Entanglement Simultaneously Gives Rise to a Wormhole

Creation of Entanglement Simultaneously Gives Rise to a Wormhole

In a newly published study, an MIT physicist details how the creation of two entangled quarks simultaneously gives rise to a wormhole connecting the pair. The theoretical results support the idea that the laws of gravity holding together the universe may not be fundamental, but arise from quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement is one of the […]

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December 11, 2013

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Astronomers View the Infrastructure of Gamma-ray Burst Jet 120308A

Researchers Get a Glimpse of the Infrastructure of a Gamma Ray Burst Jet

Astronomers detail the magnetic fields at the heart of GRB 120308A, which was detected by NASA’s Swift satellite in the constellation Ursa Minor. A new study using observations from a novel instrument provides the best look to date at magnetic fields at the heart of gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the universe. An […]

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December 10, 2013

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Researchers Reveal How an Expanding Universe Can Emerge Without a “Big Bang”

When Time and Space are Heated an Expanding Universe Can Emerge

In a new study, an international team of researchers mathematically describe how an expanding universe can emerge when time and space are heated, without requiring anything like a “Big Bang”. When soup is heated, it starts to boil. When time and space are heated, an expanding universe can emerge, without requiring anything like a “Big […]

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December 10, 2013

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Study Shows That it is Possible to Clone Quantum Information from the Past

Study Reveals the Possibility of Cloning Quantum Information from the Past

A newly published study shows that it is possible to clone quantum information from the past, allowing for a particle, or a time traveler, to make multiple loops back in time. Popular television shows such as “Doctor Who” have brought the idea of time travel into the vernacular of popular culture. But problem of time […]

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December 10, 2013

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GBT Reveals Hidden Details in Starburst Galaxy M82

GBT Reveals Hidden Details in a Starburst Galaxy

Using the Green Bank Telescope, astronomers reveal never-before-seen details and present the most sensitive maps yet of HCN and HCO+ in the starburst galaxy M82. Using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82. These new […]

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December 10, 2013

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NASA’s IRIS Provides Unprecedented Images of Sun

NASAs IRIS Provides Unprecedented Images of Sun

New data from NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer is making it possible to study the explosive phenomena in the region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere. The region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood, according to […]

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December 9, 2013

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Study Shows Ancient Fresh Water Lake on Mars Could Have Sustained Life

Curiosity Finds Evidence of An Ancient Freshwater Lake on Mars

Newly published research shows that an ancient lake on Mars had fresh water and contained key biological elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur, which would have provided perfect conditions for simple microbial life such as chemolithoautotrophs to thrive in. A team of researchers from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover mission, […]

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December 9, 2013

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New Demographic Data Show How Diversely Different Species Age

How Diversely Different Species Age

Based on the results of a long-term data collection project, a new study shows how different species age, unveiling diversity of aging processes that no existing evolutionary theory can account for. Despite aging being one the hottest topic in the media recently, scientists have no coherent explanation for it. New demographic data on humans, animals […]

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December 9, 2013

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New Research Implies That Current Theories of Star Formation are Incomplete

Dust May Be More Rare Than Expected in Metal Poor Galaxies

A new study from an international team of researchers has measured the lowest dust mass of a galaxy to date, leaving the researchers to believe that current theories to describe the formation of stars when the Universe was very young are incomplete, and are built on invalid assumptions. Dust may be more rare than expected […]

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December 9, 2013

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New Hubble Image Shows a Handful of Galaxies in the Constellation of Eridanus

Newly Released Hubble Image Shows a Handful of Galaxies in the Constellation of Eridanus

This newly released Hubble image shows several galaxies in the constellation of Eridanus. This new Hubble image shows a handful of galaxies in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). NGC 1190, shown here on the right of the frame, stands apart from the rest; it belong to an exclusive club known as Hickson Compact Group […]

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December 9, 2013

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Newly Discovered Exoplanet HD 106906 b is Unlike Anything in Our Own Solar System

Planet HD 106906 b Unlike Anything in Our Own Solar System

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that is unlike anything in our own Solar System. HD 106906 b has 11 times the mass of Jupiter and orbits its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance. An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet […]

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December 4, 2013

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Study Reveals the Explosive Growth of a Newly Formed Star in the Milky Way

Explosive Growth of Newly Formed Star in the Milky Way

A new study reveals the explosive growth of a young star, detailing that the newly formed star had such an explosive growth that it was initially about 100 times as bright as it is now. A star is formed when a large cloud of gas and dust condenses and eventually becomes so dense that it […]

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December 4, 2013

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New Composite Batteries Have the Potential to Pack Five Times the Energy Density

New Composite Materials Could Boost the Range of Electric Vehicles Five Times

New research from the Argonne National Laboratory and King Abdulaziz University details new composite materials that are anticipated to have an energy density five times higher than conventional batteries. New composite materials based on selenium (Se) sulfides that act as the positive electrode in a rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery could boost the range of electric […]

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December 4, 2013

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WISE Detects Two Entwined Supermassive Black Holes

WISE Detects Two Entwined Supermassive Black Holes

Using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, astronomers have detected two supermassive black holes circling each other at the heart of a distant galaxy. Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners. The incredibly rare sighting was made with the […]

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December 4, 2013

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Hubble Finds Signatures of Water on Distant Exoplanets

Hubble Finds Subtle Signals of Water on Distant Planets

Using Hubble’s high-performance Wide Field Camera 3, astronomers have peered into the atmospheres of five distant exoplanets, finding faint signatures of water in their atmospheres. Using the powerful­ eye of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. The presence of atmospheric […]

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December 3, 2013

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Astronomers Confirm a Reverse Shock in Gamma Ray Burst 130427A

Astronomers Confirm Reverse Shock in a Gamma Ray Burst

Using data from radio and millimeter observations of GRB 130427A, CfA astronomers have confirmed the signature of the reverse shock in GRB 130427A, and determined the characteristic velocity of the ejecta as being 99.997% of the speed of light. Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are the brightest events in the known universe. These flashes of high-energy […]

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December 3, 2013

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Study Shows Oxytocin Improves Brain Function in Children with Autism

Oxytocin Improves Brain Function in Children with Autism

A new study from Yale University is the first study to evaluate the impact of oxytocin on brain function in children with autism spectrum disorders, finding that a single spray of oxytocin improves brain function in children with autism. A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance […]

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December 3, 2013

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Researchers Convert Human Stem Cells to Functional Lung Cells

Researchers Convert Human Stem Cells to Functional Lung Cells for the First Time

In a newly published study, researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center detail how they successfully converted human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells for the first time. New York, New York — For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The advance, […]

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