June 24, 2014

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FDA Approved Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth

Using an existing FDA-approved drug for rheumatoid arthritis called tofacitinib citrate, a man with alopecia universalis has grown a full head of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, as well as facial, armpit, and other hair. A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by […]

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June 24, 2014

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New CERN Research Details Evidence of the Direct Decay of the Higgs Boson to Fermions

New research published in Nature Physics details strong evidence of the direct decay of the Higgs boson to fermions. If evidence of the Higgs boson revealed two years ago was the smoking gun, particle physicists at Rice University and their colleagues have now found a few of the bullets. The European Organization for Nuclear Research […]

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June 24, 2014

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Newly Discovered White Dwarf Star Possibly Coldest, Dimmest Ever Detected

Using the Green Bank Telescope, Very Long Baseline Array and other observatories, astronomers have identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. A team of astronomers has identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming — in effect […]

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June 24, 2014

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Titan’s Building Blocks Formed Early in the Solar System’s History and Might Pre-Date Saturn

A newly published study reveals evidence that nitrogen in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan originated in conditions similar to the cold birthplace of the most ancient comets from the Oort cloud, suggesting that Titan’s building blocks formed early in the solar system’s history. A combined NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)-funded study has found […]

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June 23, 2014

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Scientists Develop Super-Stretchable Yarn Made of Graphene

By chemically exfoliating graphite into graphene flakes and mixing them into a slurry, a team of researchers has developed a simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers. University Park, Pennsylvania — A simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns and have strengths approaching […]

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June 23, 2014

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Cornell Astronomers Discover Mysterious Geologic Object on Titan

Using data from the Cassini spacecraft, astronomers from Cornell University have discovered mysterious geologic object that has appeared in the second-largest sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. Now you don’t see it. Now, you do. And now you don’t see it again. Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object – where one never existed – […]

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June 23, 2014

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Kit Researchers Create Mechanical Invisibility Cloak

Using metamaterials, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology developed a mechanical invisibility cloak that hides objects from touch. In the past years, invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses. Objects can be hidden from light, heat or sound. However, hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accomplished. KIT scientists have […]

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June 23, 2014

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Hubble Views Supernova SN1995E in Spiral Galaxy NGC 2441

This newly released Hubble image shows spiral galaxy NGC 2441 and supernova SN1995E. This bright spiral galaxy is known as NGC 2441, located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). However, NGC 2441 is not the only subject of this new Hubble image; the galaxy contains an intriguing supernova named SN1995E, visible as a […]

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June 20, 2014

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Scientists Shed New Light on Black Hole Development

Using a large array of satellites and space observatories, astronomers discovered that winds blowing from a supermassive black hole in NGC 5548 work to obscure observations and X-rays. The research sheds new light on the unexpected behavior of black holes. Blacksburg, Virginia – An international team of scientists including a Virginia Tech physicist have discovered […]

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June 20, 2014

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Swift Satellite Measures Water Production of Mars Bound Comet C/2013 A1

Using images from NASA’s Swift satellite, astronomers have measured the amount of water production from comet C/2013 A1. In late May, NASA’s Swift satellite imaged comet Siding Spring, which will brush astonishingly close to Mars later this year. These optical and ultraviolet observations are the first to reveal how rapidly the comet is producing water […]

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June 20, 2014

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Spitzer Measures an Asteroid Candidate for NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission

Using infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have measured the size of an asteroid candidate (near-Earth asteroid 2011 MD) for NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission. Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft concept to capture either a small […]

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June 19, 2014

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First Structural Observations of Liquid Water at Temperatures Down to Minus 51 Degrees Fahrenheit

A newly published study details the first structural observations of liquid water at temperatures down to minus 51 degrees Fahrenheit. Menlo Park, California — Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first structural observations of liquid water at temperatures down to minus 51 degrees Fahrenheit, within an elusive “no […]

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