June 6, 2013

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Researchers Demonstrate Quantum Teleportation Between Distant Material Objects

Researchers Teleport Information Between Two Clouds of Gas Atoms

In a newly published study, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute demonstrate the deterministic continuous-variable quantum teleportation of information between two clouds of gas atoms. Researchers have been able to teleport information from light to light at a quantum level for several years. In 2006, researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute succeeded in teleporting between […]

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June 6, 2013

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Study Suggests Life on Earth is the Result of Icy Comets

New Research Suggests Life on Earth Came from Comets

A newly published study suggests that life on earth may have started as a result of icy comets that crashed into Earth billions of years ago. Early Earth was not very hospitable when it came to jump starting life. In fact, new research shows that life on Earth may have come from out of this […]

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June 6, 2013

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TW Hydrae Provides Insight About the Birth of Our Sun

TW Hydrae Reveals What Our Sun Was Llike When it Was 10 Million Years Old

By studying TW Hydrae, researchers are getting a glimpse of what happened to our Sun some four and a half billion years ago. Indianapolis, IN – If you had a time machine that could take you anywhere in the past, what time would you choose? Most people would probably pick the era of the dinosaurs […]

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June 6, 2013

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NGC 6334 Experiencing a “Mini-Starburst”

Study Suggests NGC 6334 Undergoing a Burst of Star Formation

New research presented at this year’s meeting of the American Astronomical Society suggests that NGC 6334 is forming stars at a more rapid pace than Orion, resembling a “mini-starburst,” similar to a scaled-down version of the spectacular bursts sometimes seen in other galaxies. Indianapolis, Indiana – Most skygazers recognize the Orion Nebula, one of the […]

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June 6, 2013

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Spitzer Views Birth and Death of Stars at the Outer Edges of the Galaxy

Spitzer Views Newborn Stars in the Milky Way

New images from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire project capture the birth and death of stars in the lesser-known areas at the outer edges of the galaxy. Pasadena, California– New views from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope show blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy’s more barren territories, far from its crowded core. The […]

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June 5, 2013

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Researchers Target an Aspect of Down Syndrome

Researchers Target an Aspect of Down Syndrome

A new study examines the impact of elevated Down syndrome cell-adhesion molecule (Dscam) on how neurons develop, finding that in the fruit fly Drosophila the amount of Dscam proteins in a neuron determines the size to which a neuron extends its protrusions before it forms connections with other nerve cells. Ann Arbor — University of […]

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June 5, 2013

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Hydrogel Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

Silicon Eelectrodes Improve Iithium Ion Battery Performance

By coating electrodes made of silicon with a conducting polymer hydrogel, researchers developed a new technique to significantly improve the charge storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries. Stanford University scientists have dramatically improved the performance of lithium-ion batteries by creating novel electrodes made of silicon and conducting polymer hydrogel, a spongy substance similar to the material […]

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June 5, 2013

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NASA Data Suggests Black Holes Abundant Among the Earliest Stars

New Study Reveals Black Holes Abundant Among The Earliest Stars

A newly published study suggest that black holes were abundant among the first stars in the universe, finding that black holes are responsible for at least 20 percent of the cosmic infrared background, which indicates intense activity from black holes feeding on gas during the epoch of the first stars. By comparing infrared and X-ray […]

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June 5, 2013

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Fossil Discovery Shows Giant Reptiles Coexisted with Mammals

Lizard King Fossil Shows Giant Reptiles Coexisted with Mammals

Paleontologists discovered the fossil remains of a giant lizard, Barbaturex morrisoni, which coexisted with mammals in the hot tropical forests of Southeast Asia some 40 million years ago. Some 40 million years before rock singer Jim Morrison’s lyrics earned him the moniker “the Lizard King,” an actual king lizard roamed the hot tropical forests of […]

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June 5, 2013

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Astronomers Discover a Hot Saturn-Like Planet

Artist Impression of Newly Discovered Planet Kelt 6b

Using inexpensive ground-based telescopes, researchers discovered a hot Saturn-like exoplanet when its passed in front of it host star. Louisville, Kentucky — A scientific team led by University of Louisville doctoral student Karen Collins has discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light-years away. Collins announced the discovery of exoplanet KELT-6b Tuesday, […]

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June 5, 2013

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Researchers Turn Astronomical Data into Music

Researchers Turn Astronomical Data into Music

A new website allows listeners to hear the music of the stars, turning Chandra X-ray data into musical notes. Plato, the Greek philosopher and mathematician, described music and astronomy as “sister sciences” that encompassed harmonious motions, whether of instrument strings or celestial objects. This philosophy of a “Music of the Spheres” was symbolic. However, modern […]

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June 4, 2013

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Hubble Maps 3D Structure of Ejected Material from Erupting Nova

Hubble Views Double Star System T Pyxidis

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers used a flash of light from double-star system T Pyxidis to probe for the first time the 3-D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova. Washington — A flash of light from a stellar outburst has provided a rare look at the 3-D structure of material ejected by […]

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June 4, 2013

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Researchers Link Behavioral Abnormalities and Abnormal Structure of Synapses in Fragile X Syndrome

Gene Known to Cause Inherited Autism Linked to Specific Behaviors

Using a mouse model, UCLA researchers reveal a link between the abnormal structure of synapses in Fragile X syndrome and the behavioral abnormalities at the level of brain circuits. The genetic malady known as Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited autism and intellectual disability. Brain scientists know the gene defect that […]

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June 4, 2013

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Study Points to a Way to Treat Wounds and Grow Hair

Growth Factor Fgf9 Triggers Hair Growth after Injury

A newly published study reveals that the overexpression of growth factor Fgf9 in a mouse model increases the number of new hair follicles produced during the wound healing process, providing a better understanding of hair regeneration and the potential therapeutic uses for people with hair disorders. Philadelphia – Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine […]

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June 4, 2013

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VLT Views Exoplanet with the Lowest Mass Ever Imaged Around a Star

New VLT Image Shows the Newly Discovered Planet HD95086b

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have captured an image of the newly discovered planet HD95086 b, a planet with a predicted mass of only four to five times that of Jupiter in a system about 300 light-years away. A team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope has imaged a faint object moving near […]

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June 4, 2013

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Galaxy IC3418 – The First Clear Example of a Galaxy in the Act of Dying

First Clear Example of a Galaxy in the Act of Dying

Research presented at the 222nd American Astronomical Society meeting suggests that the dwarf galaxy IC3418 has stopped making stars and that it is in the process of dying. A bright dwarf galaxy relatively close to Earth’s Milky Way and trailing fireballs is the first clear example of a galaxy in the act of dying, scientists […]

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June 4, 2013

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Rare Stellar Alignment Provides Opportunity to Search for Earth-Like Planets

Stellar Alignment Offers Opportunity To Hunt For Earth Like Planets

A rare stellar alignment will offer astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope two opportunities to search for Earth-like planets around the red dwarf Proxima Centauri. The opportunities will occur in October 2014 and February 2016 when Proxima Centauri, the star nearest to our sun, passes in front of two other stars. Astronomers plotted Proxima Centauri’s […]

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June 3, 2013

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Printing Innovation Improves Organic Semiconductor Efficiency 10-Fold

Printing Innovations Provide Major Improvement in Organic Electronics

Using a new a printing process called FLUENCE (fluid-enhanced crystal engineering), researchers have developed highly aligned single-crystalline organic semiconductor thin films that are capable of conducting electricity 10 times more efficiently than those created using conventional methods. Menlo Park, California — Through innovations to a printing process, researchers have made major improvements to organic electronics—a […]

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