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Understanding of Quantum Laws Reaffirmed

Understanding of Quantum Laws Reaffirmed

Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again. So when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, a physicist at the University of Rochester was determined to find an explanation. [More]
New Research Explores Origin of Ultraviolet Light that Bathes the Cosmos

New Research Explores Origin of Ultraviolet Light that Bathes the Cosmos

New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. [More]
New Study Reveals the Classic Signature of a Galaxy Merger

New Study Reveals the Classic Signature of a Galaxy Merger

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. [More]
Fermilab’s Holometer Experiment Explores Whether the Universe is a 2-D Hologram

Fermilab’s Holometer Experiment Explores Whether the Universe is a 2-D Hologram

A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram. [More]
Modutek Creates Precision Line with Vycom Material to Clean FRIB LINAC’s Superconducting Radiofrequency Resonators

Modutek Creates Precision Line with Vycom Material to Clean FRIB LINAC’s Superconducting Radiofrequency Resonators

Vycom announced today that Modutek Corporation of San Jose, CA, which specializes in chemical process equipment, has selected its Flametec materials for a project with Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). [More]
Rosetta Mission Selects Landing Sites on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Rosetta Mission Selects Landing Sites on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen five candidate landing sites on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its Philae lander. Philae's descent to the comet's nucleus, scheduled for this November, will be the first such landing ever attempted. Rosetta is an international mission spearheaded by the European Space Agency with support and instruments provided by NASA. [More]
Scientists Reflect on Voyager 2's Neptune Encounter

Scientists Reflect on Voyager 2's Neptune Encounter

August 25, 1989: Neptune is in view. It is the middle of the night and everything is happening fast at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Voyager team members have had little or no sleep. Vice President Dan Quayle is on the scene and Chuck Berry, of "Johnny B. Goode" fame, is prepping for an outdoor party. This will be "the last picture show" of the grand tour of the solar system by NASA's Voyager mission. [More]
New Horizons Spacecraft Bound for Pluto Traverses Neptune’s Orbit

New Horizons Spacecraft Bound for Pluto Traverses Neptune’s Orbit

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. [More]
Simple Model Predicts Happenings in Atomic Reactions at Ultracold Temperatures

Simple Model Predicts Happenings in Atomic Reactions at Ultracold Temperatures

Findings from a physics study by a Kansas State University researcher are helping scientists accurately predict the once unpredictable. [More]
Molecular Rings Can be Made as Super-Efficient Absorbers of Light

Molecular Rings Can be Made as Super-Efficient Absorbers of Light

A quantum effect in which excited atoms team up to emit an enhanced pulse of light can be turned on its head to create 'superabsorbing' systems, says an international team including researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. Their work is published 22 August in Nature Communications. [More]