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International Business Times
LIGO gravitational wave detection: Tremendous discovery opens whole new universe Gravitational waves have been detected for the first time using the LIGO Interf
LIGO gravitational wave detection: Tremendous discovery opens whole new universe
International Business Times / Posted 14 hours ago
Gravitational waves have been detected for the first time using the LIGO Interferometer, with ripples in spacetime discovered emanating from two black holes spiralling around one another. The discovery of the 1.3 billion-year-old signals was... Read more
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redOrbit
Scientists recreate Big Bang 'primordial soup' with LHCFebruary 9, 2016Scientists recreate Big Bang ‘primordial soup’ with LHC by Sus
Scientists recreate Big Bang 'primordial soup' with LHC
redOrbit / Posted 17 hours ago
February 9, 2016Scientists recreate Big Bang ‘primordial soup’ with LHC by Susanna Pilny CERN has recreated the primordial soup that composed the universe a few billionths of a second after the Big Bang in order to understand it better—with some... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scientists produce an extremely cold gas of organic polar moleculesFig. 1: Left: Illustration of the various processes that take place during Sisy
Scientists produce an extremely cold gas of organic polar molecules
PhysOrg / Posted 20 hours ago
Fig. 1: Left: Illustration of the various processes that take place during Sisyphus cooling of polar molecules. Right: Sketch of the experimental setup. Credit: MPQ, Quantum Dynamics Div. The study of ultracold molecules is a science of its own.... Read more
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Science Daily
New method opens crystal clear views of biomolecules: Fundamental discovery triggers paradigm shift in crystallographyTo determine the spatial structure of a biomolecule, scientists mainly rely on
New method opens crystal clear views of biomolecules: Fundamental discovery triggers paradigm shift in crystallography
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
To determine the spatial structure of a biomolecule, scientists mainly rely on a technique called crystallography. The new work offers a direct route to "read" the atomic structure of complex biomolecules by crystallography without the usual need for... Read more
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PhotonicsOnline
Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit With SLAC’s X-Ray LaserUnanticipated Response to Intense Laser Light Has Broad Implications for Ultraf
Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit With SLAC’s X-Ray Laser
PhotonicsOnline / Posted 2 days ago
Unanticipated Response to Intense Laser Light Has Broad Implications for Ultrafast X-ray Science Researchers assumed that tiny objects would instantly blow up when hit by extremely intense light from the world’s most powerful X-ray laser at the... Read more
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heraldscotland
From race equality to particle physics, Royal Society of Edinburgh prizewinners announcedProf Stewart's is among a number of experts whose disciplines ranging from race
From race equality to particle physics, Royal Society of Edinburgh prizewinners announced
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
Prof Stewart's is among a number of experts whose disciplines ranging from race equality to particle physics have been recognised by the society. Other winners include Dr Helen Bridle, Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University, who was awarded the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Has nuclear fusion energy just become reality?German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit the site of the new Wendelstein 7-X nucle
Has nuclear fusion energy just become reality?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit the site of the new Wendelstein 7-X nuclear fusion experiment. Photo / Getty Scientists have taken the world a step closer to creating clean, safe energy through nuclear fusion -- a possibility described by a... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Why the Neoclassical Story About German Wage "Moderation" Causing the Eurozone Crisis is WrongThis first graphic, labeled “storm-equation-1.png” is missing. Fixed, apologie
Why the Neoclassical Story About German Wage "Moderation" Causing the Eurozone Crisis is Wrong
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
This first graphic, labeled “storm-equation-1.png” is missing. Fixed, apologies. It didn’t look like a graphic in the original. It’s a tangential point to this article, but I think it’s worth repeating that it is not mathematically possible for all... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
The cosmic gift of neutron stars: a live blog event“It’s becoming clear that in a sense the cosmos provides the only laboratory wh
The cosmic gift of neutron stars: a live blog event
ScienceBlogs / Posted 7 days ago
“It’s becoming clear that in a sense the cosmos provides the only laboratory where sufficiently extreme conditions are ever achieved to test new ideas on particle physics. The energies in the Big Bang were far higher than we can ever achieve on... Read more
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Wired News
Following Time’s Arrow to the Universe’s Biggest MysteryFew facts of experience are as obvious and pervasive as the distinction between
Following Time’s Arrow to the Universe’s Biggest Mystery
Wired News / Posted 8 days ago
Few facts of experience are as obvious and pervasive as the distinction between past and future. We remember one, but anticipate the other. If you run a movie backwards, it doesn’t look realistic. We say there is an arrow of time, which points from... Read more
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Business Wire
Optimal+ Announces Big Data Analytics Support for NI Semiconductor Test SystemThe Internet of Things (IoT) will drive explosive growth in the semiconductor i
Optimal+ Announces Big Data Analytics Support for NI Semiconductor Test System
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
The Internet of Things (IoT) will drive explosive growth in the semiconductor industry and semiconductor companies are looking for every edge to increase productivity and efficiency while maintaining high quality manufacturing and maximizing product... Read more
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The Hindu
ALPHA:hydrogen atoms are neutralThe European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) houses the world’s most p
ALPHA:hydrogen atoms are neutral
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) houses the world’s most powerful particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider, and often we hear news of the discoveries made through experiments being carried out using this collider. There is... Read more
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Newswise
Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit with SLAC’s X-Ray Laser Unanticipated Response to Intense Laser Light Has Broad Implications for Ultra
Tiniest Particles Shrink Before Exploding When Hit with SLAC’s X-Ray Laser
Newswise / Posted 13 days ago
Unanticipated Response to Intense Laser Light Has Broad Implications for Ultrafast X-ray Science Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsK. R. Ferguson et al., Science... Read more
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Evening Standard
Escaped Alone, theatre review: Apocalypse now... after a good gossipThe Royal Court is 60 years old this year — or “60 years new”, apparently — and
Escaped Alone, theatre review: Apocalypse now... after a good gossip
Evening Standard / Posted 13 days ago
The Royal Court is 60 years old this year — or “60 years new”, apparently — and its anniversary season opens with this piece by Caryl Churchill, whose association with the venue dates back to the early Seventies. At 50 minutes it isn’t a full-length... Read more
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Daily Mail
Get ready for Facebook Reactions: Buttons rolling out 'pretty soon'Get ready for Facebook Reactions: Buttons used to express happiness, anger and
Get ready for Facebook Reactions: Buttons rolling out 'pretty soon'
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Get ready for Facebook Reactions: Buttons used to express happiness, anger and surprise are rolling out 'pretty soon' Mark Zuckerberg said an initial trial of the feature had been a success He explained the six new ways of expressing feelings are... Read more
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The Verge
The Large Hadron Collider is officially doing science againRound two of Humanity vs. Particle Physics has finally kicked off, with scienti
The Large Hadron Collider is officially doing science again
The Verge / Posted 15 days ago
Round two of Humanity vs. Particle Physics has finally kicked off, with scientists at CERN announcing this morning that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is once again delivering data for the first time in 27 months. The world's largest particle... Read more
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Science Daily
How to find and study a black holeAnd once matter crosses over the point of no return, the event horizon, it spir
How to find and study a black hole
Science Daily / Posted 15 days ago
And once matter crosses over the point of no return, the event horizon, it spirals helplessly toward an almost infinitely small point, a point where spacetime is so curved that all our theories break down: the singularity. No one gets out... Read more
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PhysOrg
Explainer: What is antimatter?There’s evidence that antimatter is produced in thunderstorms. Credit: Thomas B
Explainer: What is antimatter?
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
There’s evidence that antimatter is produced in thunderstorms. Credit: Thomas Bresson/Flickr, CC BY-SA Antimatter was one of the most exciting physics discoveries of the 20th century. Picked up by fiction writers such as Dan Brown, many people think... Read more
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Newswise
How to Find and Study a Black Hole Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Imagine, somewhere in the
How to Find and Study a Black Hole
Newswise / Posted 17 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Imagine, somewhere in the galaxy, the corpse of a star so dense that it punctures the fabric of space and time. So dense that it devours any surrounding matter... Read more
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The Mercury News
Physicist appointed to head Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBERKELEY -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has a new director: Michael Witherell,
Physicist appointed to head Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
The Mercury News / Posted 20 days ago
BERKELEY -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has a new director: Michael Witherell, a physicist and vice chancellor for research at UC Santa Barbara. Witherell's resume includes decades of research, teaching and administration at UC Santa Barbara and... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Physicist appointed to head Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBERKELEY -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has a new director: Michael Witherell,
Physicist appointed to head Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Inside Bay Area / Posted 21 days ago
BERKELEY -- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has a new director: Michael Witherell, a physicist and vice chancellor for research at UC Santa Barbara. Witherell's resume includes decades of research, teaching and administration at UC Santa Barbara and... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Physicist appointed to head Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBERKELEY -- The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has a new director: Micha
Physicist appointed to head Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 21 days ago
BERKELEY -- The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has a new director: Michael Witherell, a physicist and vice chancellor for research at UC Santa Barbara. Witherell's resume includes decades of research, teaching and administration at UC Santa... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
CERN scientists 'break the speed of light'A total of 15,000 beams of neutrinos - tiny particles that pervade the cosmos -
CERN scientists 'break the speed of light'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
A total of 15,000 beams of neutrinos - tiny particles that pervade the cosmos - were fired over a period of three years from CERN towards Gran Sasso 730 (500 miles) km away, where they were picked up by giant detectors. Light would have covered the... Read more
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Science Daily
What is 10 miles across, but powers an explosion brighter than the Milky Way? Astronomers studying what may be the most powerful supernova ever seenAnd astronomers are not entirely sure what it is. If, as they suspect, the gas
What is 10 miles across, but powers an explosion brighter than the Milky Way? Astronomers studying what may be the most powerful supernova ever seen
Science Daily / Posted 28 days ago
And astronomers are not entirely sure what it is. If, as they suspect, the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. In this week's issue of the journal Science, they report that the object at the... Read more
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Newswise
What Is 10 Miles Across, but Powers an Explosion Brighter Than the Milky Way? Astronomers studying what may be the most powerful supernova ever seen Availa
What Is 10 Miles Across, but Powers an Explosion Brighter Than the Milky Way?
Newswise / Posted 28 days ago
Astronomers studying what may be the most powerful supernova ever seen Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsScience Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio—Right now,... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
David Bowie: A remembrance of writing with the Thin White Duke“Hallo Dean, it’s David,” came that unmistakable voice on the phone, the voice
David Bowie: A remembrance of writing with the Thin White Duke
Los Angeles Times / Posted a month ago
“Hallo Dean, it’s David,” came that unmistakable voice on the phone, the voice of Ziggy Stardust, the voice of the Thin White Duke. It was 1999 and I had just bought my first cellphone and now he was talking on it: David Bowie. “Oh, hi,” I said... Read more
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Science Daily
Physicists offer theories to explain mysterious collision at Large Hadron ColliderAdam Martin, assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, sa
Physicists offer theories to explain mysterious collision at Large Hadron Collider
Science Daily / Posted 1 months ago
Adam Martin, assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, said he and other theoretical physicists had heard about the results before they were released on Dec. 15, and groups began brainstorming, via Skype and other ways, about... Read more
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Science Daily
NASA's Fermi Space Telescope sharpens its high-energy vision: A new sky map reveals hundreds of high-energy sources"What made this advance possible was a complete reanalysis, which we call Pass
NASA's Fermi Space Telescope sharpens its high-energy vision: A new sky map reveals hundreds of high-energy sources
Science Daily / Posted 1 months ago
"What made this advance possible was a complete reanalysis, which we call Pass 8, of all data acquired by Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT)," said Marco Ajello, a Fermi team member at Clemson University in South Carolina. "The end result is... Read more
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Quartz
There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science - Quartz FACTS VS. FICTION The United States of America has arguably done mo
There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science
Quartz / Posted 1 months ago
- Quartz FACTS VS. FICTION The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other... Read more
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PhysOrg
Physicists offer theories to explain mysterious collision at Large Hadron ColliderThis graph illustrates black dots that show events in experiment records compar
Physicists offer theories to explain mysterious collision at Large Hadron Collider
PhysOrg / Posted 1 months ago
This graph illustrates black dots that show events in experiment records compared along a red line that depicts the number expected through Standard Model processes. Two black dots don't fall in with the red line. Adam Martin says the bump at 750 is... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Nobel Prize for Physics awarded for discovery that neutrinos have mass'The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matte
Nobel Prize for Physics awarded for discovery that neutrinos have mass
Kiama Independent / Posted 1 months ago
'The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe'. The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of... Read more
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International Business Times
From bosons to Bigfoot: Six science mysteries that might be solved in 2016 From the origin of life to the fate of the universe, there's plenty scientists
From bosons to Bigfoot: Six science mysteries that might be solved in 2016
International Business Times / Posted 1 months ago
From the origin of life to the fate of the universe, there's plenty scientists simply don't know. But they are making progress. 2015 has been a great year for science: we've seen the agreement of climate deal, pictures of dwarf planets and evidence... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fermi Space Telescope sharpens its high-energy visionThis image, constructed from more than six years of observations by NASA's Ferm
Fermi Space Telescope sharpens its high-energy vision
PhysOrg / Posted 1 months ago
This image, constructed from more than six years of observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, is the first to show how the entire sky appears at energies between 50 billion (GeV) and 2 trillion electron volts (TeV). For comparison, the... Read more
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Daily Mail
The six science mysteries that might be solved in 2016From Bigfoot to finding life on Mars: Experts reveal which scientific mysteries
The six science mysteries that might be solved in 2016
Daily Mail / Posted 1 months ago
From Bigfoot to finding life on Mars: Experts reveal which scientific mysteries we may FINALLY get to the bottom of in 2016 Three British scientists have shared breakthrough predictions for 2016 They include finding dark matter and a new particle... Read more
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Daily Mail
US tourists claim to have filmed UFO above the Large Hadron ColliderWhat IS going on over the Large Hadron Collider? US tourists claim to have film
US tourists claim to have filmed UFO above the Large Hadron Collider
Daily Mail / Posted 1 months ago
What IS going on over the Large Hadron Collider? US tourists claim to have filmed mysterious vortex of clouds and UFO orb of light flying into it above Swiss facility Clip shows clouds swirling in the sky above the nuclear research tunnels Orb of... Read more
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