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Astrophysicists Discuss Implications of First Hard Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

Astrophysicists Discuss Implications of First Hard Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

The world was stunned by the recent announcement that a telescope at the South Pole had detected a cosmic fossil from the earliest moments of creation; During a live Google Hangout, 4 astrophysicists discussed the implications. [More]
Researchers Solve Mysteries of Nearby Planetary System

Researchers Solve Mysteries of Nearby Planetary System

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in its early online edition on 22 April 2014. [More]
Multiple Electron Beams May Circulate in Proposed eRHIC Electron Ion-Collider

Multiple Electron Beams May Circulate in Proposed eRHIC Electron Ion-Collider

If you walk by room 201 in Building 911 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, you might think Stephen Brooks is playing a cool new video game. But Brooks is doing important, innovative work. He’s using his own custom designed software to create a 3-D virtual model of the electron accelerator Brookhaven physicists hope to build inside the tunnel currently housing the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). His mission is to put the virtual pieces together and help test out designs for eRHIC—a proposed machine that would provide unforeseen insight into the inner structure of protons and heavy ions. [More]
Forecast Report on Global Quantum Dots Market

Forecast Report on Global Quantum Dots Market

According to a new research report published by Allied Market Research titled "Quantum Dot (QD) Market - Global Analysis, Growth, Trends, Opportunities, Size, Share and Forecast through 2020," the global quantum dots (QD) market accrued revenue of $316 million in 2013 and it is expected to grow to $5,040 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 29.9% during 2014-2020. [More]
PNAS Issue Highlights Quantum Turbulence

PNAS Issue Highlights Quantum Turbulence

The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries. [More]
'Upside-Down Planet' Helps Confirm ‘Self-Lensing’ Binary Star System

'Upside-Down Planet' Helps Confirm ‘Self-Lensing’ Binary Star System

What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer. [More]
Novel Approaches to Predict Dynamics of Black Holes Swallowing Stars

Novel Approaches to Predict Dynamics of Black Holes Swallowing Stars

Somewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden, WHAM! A flash of light explodes from the galaxy's center. A star orbiting too close to the event horizon of the galaxy's central supermassive black hole has been torn apart by the force of gravity, heating up its gas and sending out a beacon to the far reaches of the universe. [More]
NIMS Researchers Synthesize Novel Gold-Based Superconductor

NIMS Researchers Synthesize Novel Gold-Based Superconductor

The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) research team of Masaaki Isobe and Hiroyuki Yoshida, the leader and a postdoctoral fellow, respectively, belonging to the Superconducting Properties Unit and Strongly Correlated Materials Group, Koji Kimoto, the director of the Surface Physics and Structure Unit, Masao Arai, the principal researcher of the Computational Materials Science Unit and Material Properties Theory Group, and Eiji Muromachi, executive vice president, synthesized a novel superconductor, SrAuSi3, which contains gold as a principal constituent element. [More]
European Physical Society Honors SLAC Accelerator Physicist with Frank Sacherer Prize

European Physical Society Honors SLAC Accelerator Physicist with Frank Sacherer Prize

SLAC postdoctoral researcher Agostino Marinelli has received the Frank Sacherer Prize, an award presented by the European Physical Society to a young accelerator physicist in the early part of his or her career who has made "a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field." [More]
Novel MRI System Helps Peer Into Atomic Structure of Individual Molecules

Novel MRI System Helps Peer Into Atomic Structure of Individual Molecules

For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact that they demand large quantities of a specific molecule and often in ordered and crystalized form to be effective – making it all but impossible to peer into the structure of most molecules. [More]
Closer to Understanding Phase Structure of Nuclear Matter

Closer to Understanding Phase Structure of Nuclear Matter

Scientists using the atom smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed a phase transition different than the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot “soup” of subatomic particles to the atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter. [More]
Renowned U.Va. Astronomer Bestowed French Legion of Honor

Renowned U.Va. Astronomer Bestowed French Legion of Honor

Trinh Thuan, a University of Virginia astronomy professor and author, has been named chevalier of the National Order of the French Legion of Honor, by decree of French President François Hollande. [More]
Earth-Like Planet Found to Orbit Habitable Zone of Cool Star

Earth-Like Planet Found to Orbit Habitable Zone of Cool Star

Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin R. Crepp and researchers from NASA working with the Kepler space mission have detected an Earth-like planet orbiting the habitable zone of a cool star. [More]
Single Photon Can Activate Quantum Switches

Single Photon Can Activate Quantum Switches

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks. [More]
Newly Discovered Rocky Planet, Kepler-186f, May Have Liquid Water on its Surface

Newly Discovered Rocky Planet, Kepler-186f, May Have Liquid Water on its Surface

San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane and an international team of researchers have announced the discovery of a new rocky planet that could potentially have liquid water on its surface. [More]

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