July 15, 2013

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NASA Study Reveals Debris Disks Don’t Need Planets to Form Patterns

NASA Reveals Disks Dont Need Planets to Make Patterns

A new model developed by scientists at NASA shows that eccentric rings in debris disks can form without planets. Many young stars known to host planets also possess disks containing dust and icy grains, particles produced by collisions among asteroids and comets also orbiting the star. These debris disks often show sharply defined rings or […]

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July 12, 2013

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Graphene Could Make Telecommunication Speeds One Hundred Times Faster

Graphene Could Deliver Internet One Hundred Times Faster

Research from the Universities of Bath and Exeter suggests that the use of graphene in telecommunications could improve speeds by nearly a hundred times that of current materials. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from the Center for Graphene Science at the Universities of Bath and Exeter have demonstrated for the first […]

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July 12, 2013

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Engineers Develop a Telescopic Contact Lens

Telescopic Contact Lens May Improve Eyesight

In an effort to help improve the vision of patients suffering from eye disease, engineers from the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego have developed a telescopic contact lens that can switch between normal and magnified vision. A team of engineers has designed a telescopic contact lens that can switch between normal and […]

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July 12, 2013

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Human Caused Air Pollution Results in Over Two Million Deaths Annually

Human Caused Air Pollution Results in Two Million Deaths Annually

A newly published study reveals that human-caused outdoor air pollution results in over two million deaths per year. In addition, while it has been suggested that a changing climate can exacerbate the effects of air pollution and increase death rates, the study shows that this has a minimal effect and only accounts for a small […]

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July 12, 2013

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Stellar Collisions Between Massive Stars, Not Anytime Soon

Monstrous Star Collision Wont Occur for Billions of Years

New research presented at the 10th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves suggests that stellar collisions between massive stars with masses between 200 and 300 times that of our own Sun won’t occur anytime soon. One might expect that collisions between the remains of monstrous stars, with masses reaching 200-300 times that of our Sun, […]

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July 12, 2013

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A Closer Look at Planetary Nebula NGC 2392

Composite Image of the Eskimo Nebula

Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Telescope, astronomers studied NGC 2392 and two other planetary nebulas with hot gas in their center, revealing that NGC 2392 has unusually high levels of X-ray emission compared to the other two. Stars like the Sun can become remarkably photogenic at the end of their life. […]

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July 11, 2013

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Sun’s Magnetic Field Weaker Than a Normal Fridge Magnet

SDO Provides the First Accurate Estimates of the Suns Magnetic Field

Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Hinode spacecraft, researchers reveal that the Sun’s atmosphere has a magnetic field about ten times weaker than a normal fridge magnet. A solar tsunami observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Japanese Hinode spacecraft has been used to provide the first accurate estimates of […]

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July 11, 2013

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Scientists Reveal the Structure of the Typhoid Toxin

Researchers Reveal Typhoids Lethal Secret

In a newly published study, Yale scientists offer an explanation of how Typhoid fever still kills hundreds of thousands of people every year and suggest the basis of a future vaccine. Typhoid fever is one of the oldest documented diseases known to have afflicted mankind but what makes it so lethal has remained a mystery […]

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July 11, 2013

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Cells Battle to the Death to Become Part of the Organism

Cells in the Early Embryo Battle Each Other to Death

New research from the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares reveals that cells in the early embryo battle each other to death to become part of the organism. Spanish researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have found that during the early stages of mammalian development, embryonic cells embark on a battle for survival. […]

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July 11, 2013

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Researchers Discover a New Form of Liquid

Supercooled Water Transforms into a New Form of Liquid

Scientists have discovered that “supercooled” water transforms into a new form of liquid, a “liquid-liquid” phase transition that is important for understanding basic processes during cryoprotection. Researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified that water, when chilled to a very low temperature, transforms into a new form of liquid. Through a simulation performed in […]

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July 11, 2013

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Hubble Reveals Actual Visible-Light Color of Exoplanet HD 189733b

Hubble Discovers a Blue Planet HD 189733b

Using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have revealed that the actual visible-light color of exoplanet HD 189733b is deep blue. Astronomers making visible-light observations with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have deduced the actual color of a planet orbiting another star 63 light-years away. The planet is HD 189733b, one of the closest exoplanets […]

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July 11, 2013

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IBEX Reveals First View of the Solar System’s Tail, The Heliotail

First View of the Solar Systems Tail

In a newly published study, NASA IBEX data reveals the never before seen boundaries of the tail of the heliosphere, the heliotail. NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer has observed and described the solar system’s tail for the first time. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center It has long been assumed that our solar system, like a […]

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July 10, 2013

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Researchers Create 3D Structures Out of Liquid Metal

Researchers Develop 3D Structures with Liquid Metal

In a newly published study, engineers from NC State University detail new techniques for creating 3D structures made of liquid metal. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. “It’s difficult to create structures out of liquids, because […]

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July 10, 2013

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UNSW Study Reveals a Simplified Technique to Fabricate Nanocrystals

Scientists Discover a Simplified Technique to Fabricate Nanocrystals

Chemists from the University of New South Wales have demonstrated a simplified technique for fabricating nanocrystals of cerium dioxide. A simplified technique to fabricate nano-crystals of cerium dioxide (CeO2), which have wide-ranging technological and industrial applications, has been “unexpectedly” demonstrated by a UNSW chemist. The UNSW-led study reveals that nano-crystals form naturally when a precursor […]

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July 10, 2013

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Naturally Occurring Nanoparticles Harnessed to Target Disease

Naturally Occurring Nanoparticles Harnessed to Target Disease

New research shows that naturally occurring nanoparticles called exosomes can be coated with an antibody to deliver therapeutic miRNA to targeted cells. Using a novel form of immune-genetic therapy, researchers from Yale School of Medicine and the Jagiellonian University College of Medicine in Poland have successfully inhibited a strong immune allergic inflammatory response in the […]

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July 10, 2013

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Sun’s Loops are Tapered, Wider at the Top and Narrower at the Ends

Research Shows Suns Loops Are Tapered

New research presented at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division suggests that coronal loops of the Sun are tapered, being wider at the top and narrow and the ends. Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, has posed an enduring mystery. Why is it so hot? The Sun’s visible […]

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July 10, 2013

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Particles with Mass Experience Different Space-Times

Analyses Suggest Not All Elementary Particles Are Subject to the Same Space Time

Recent analyses from a team of physicists at University of Warsaw suggest that not all elementary particles are subject to the same space-time. Before the Big Bang, space-time as we know it did not exist. So how was it born? The process of creating normal space-time from an earlier state dominated by quantum gravity has […]

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July 10, 2013

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Astronomers Observe the Birth of a Massive Star in the Milky Way

Scientists Observe the Birth of a Massive Star in the Milky Way

Using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array, astronomers observed the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud core, revealing in superb detail the filamentary network of dust and gas flowing into the central compact region of the cloud. Scientists have observed in unprecedented detail the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud […]

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