July 18, 2014

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Scientists Experimentally Recreate Conditions That Exist Deep Inside Giant Planets

Using the largest laser in the world, scientists were able to experimentally recreate the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets for the first time. Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re-created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets, such as Jupiter, Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside […]

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July 18, 2014

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“Nanocamera” Takes Pictures at Distances Smaller Than the Wavelength of Light

A new study details how researchers used an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are much smaller than the wavelength of light. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like […]

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July 18, 2014

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Astronomers Discover Evidence of How Giant Planets Form

Using Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope observations of 16 Cygni, astronomers discovered evidence of how giant planets like Jupiter form. One of the main models to form giant planets is called “core accretion”. In this scenario, a rocky core forms first by aggregation of solid particles until it reaches a few Earth masses when it becomes massive enough […]

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July 18, 2014

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First Detailed Analysis of Weak Lensing Dark Matter Peaks

An international team of scientists present the first detailed analysis of the weak lensing peaks, finding that the abundance of peaks detected in CS82 is consistent with predictions from a Lambda cold dark matter cosmological model once noise effects are properly included. A number of studies have shown that Dark Matter is the principal mass […]

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July 17, 2014

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Hubble Image of the Day – “Mystic Mountain”

First released in 2010, this Hubble image of the day shows “Mystic Mountain” within the Carina Nebula. This craggy fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by wispy clouds looks like a bizarre landscape from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop […]

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July 17, 2014

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ATLAS Collaboration Detects Process Even Rarer Than Higgs Particle

A new published study from the ATLAS Collaboration reports the first evidence of a process that can be used to test the mechanism by which the recently discovered Higgs particle imparts mass to other fundamental particles. Scientists running the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful “atom smasher,” […]

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July 17, 2014

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Chelyabinsk Meteorite Sheds New Light on Dinosaur Extinction

New measurements on the Chelyabinsk meteorite rule out the possibility for the Baptistina Asteroid Family being the source of the K/T impactor. Tucson, Arizonia — A long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs has been put to rest thanks to the Chelyabinsk meteorite […]

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July 17, 2014

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New ScienceCast Video Previews What New Horizons May See on Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is only a year away from Pluto. This new ScienceCast video previews what researchers may see when the spacecraft makes its first close flyby. In July 2015, NASA will discover a new world. No one knows what to expect when the alien landscape comes into focus. There could be icy geysers, […]

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July 16, 2014

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey to Chart the Cosmos like Never Before

Survey officials announced the fourth phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an initiative that spans four continents and includes 200 astronomers at more than 40 institutions. The next phase of a global drive to map the night sky will bring the cosmos into greater focus than at any in human history. Yale University scientists […]

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July 16, 2014

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New Way to Regrow Human Corneas Could Help Overcome a Major Cause of Blindness

Harvard-affiliated researchers have discovered a new way to regrow human corneas that could help researchers overcome a major cause of blindness. Researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule that acts as a marker for hard-to-find limbal stem cells. This work, a collaboration among the […]

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July 16, 2014

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Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Targets Tumors, Helps Doctors Diagnose Cancer Earlier

Researchers at Imperial College London have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumors, helping doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells. The nanoparticle is coated with a […]

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July 16, 2014

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New Observations Reveal How Electrons Accelerate in the Van Allen Radiation Belts

Using new data from the Van Allen Probes, a newly published study reveals the first direct observation of two processes that, in a chain, cause the acceleration of electrons in Earth’s outer radiation belt. One of the great, unanswered questions for space weather scientists is just what creates two gigantic donuts of radiation surrounding Earth, […]

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