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CQT's Small Photon-Entangling Quantum System Survives October 2014 Rocket Explosion

CQT's Small Photon-Entangling Quantum System Survives October 2014 Rocket Explosion

But all was not lost. Earlier this year, the team learned that the explosion that destroyed the rocket did not destroy CQT's Small Photon-Entangling Quantum System (SPEQS). The satellite containing SPEQS was found on a beach. Now tests this month have shown that it's still working. The news is reported in the 27 August edition of Singapore newspaper the Straits Times. [More]
Double Black Holes Power Quasar in Markarian 231 Galaxy

Double Black Holes Power Quasar in Markarian 231 Galaxy

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found that Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar, is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other. [More]
New Images Emerge from Dwarf Planet Ceres Using Dawn Space Probe

New Images Emerge from Dwarf Planet Ceres Using Dawn Space Probe

NASA’S Dawn space probe has reached the last intermediate leg on the spiral orbit which will bring it to within a few hundred kilometres of the dwarf planet Ceres by the end of the year. Ceres is the largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Since 17 August, the Dawn spacecraft has been a mere 1470 kilometres away from its surface. [More]
Physicists Find Radical New Way to Confine Electromagnetic Energy Without it Leaking

Physicists Find Radical New Way to Confine Electromagnetic Energy Without it Leaking

Physicists have found a radical new way confine electromagnetic energy without it leaking away, akin to throwing a pebble into a pond with no splash. [More]
Researchers Working at CERN's Large Hadron Collider Find Leptons Treated in Strange Ways Unlike Standard Model

Researchers Working at CERN's Large Hadron Collider Find Leptons Treated in Strange Ways Unlike Standard Model

The Standard Model of particle physics, which explains most of the known behaviors and interactions of fundamental subatomic particles, has held up remarkably well over several decades. This far-reaching theory does have a few shortcomings, however--most notably that it doesn't account for gravity. In hopes of revealing new, non-standard particles and forces, physicists have been on the hunt for conditions and behaviors that directly violate the Standard Model. [More]
New Theory by Harvard Astrophysists – Clusters of Life Form, Grow and Overlap like Bubbles in Boiling Water Pot

New Theory by Harvard Astrophysists – Clusters of Life Form, Grow and Overlap like Bubbles in Boiling Water Pot

We only have one example of a planet with life: Earth. But within the next generation, it should become possible to detect signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars. If we find alien life, new questions will arise. For example, did that life arise spontaneously? Or could it have spread from elsewhere? If life crossed the vast gulf of interstellar space long ago, how would we tell? [More]
University of Oklahoma Astrophysicist and his Chinese Collaborator Discover Two Supermassive Black Holes in Markarian 231

University of Oklahoma Astrophysicist and his Chinese Collaborator Discover Two Supermassive Black Holes in Markarian 231

A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist and his Chinese collaborator have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery of two supermassive black holes--one larger one and a second, smaller one--are evidence of a binary black hole and suggests that supermassive black holes assemble their masses through violent mergers. [More]
Cardiff University-Led International Scientist Team Study How Galaxies Evolved

Cardiff University-Led International Scientist Team Study How Galaxies Evolved

A team of international scientists, led by astronomers from Cardiff University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime. [More]
Collaborated Research Team Conduct Extensive Search for Dust Obscured Galaxies

Collaborated Research Team Conduct Extensive Search for Dust Obscured Galaxies

A group of researchers from Ehime University, Princeton University, and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) among others has performed an extensive search for Dust Obscured Galaxies (DOGs) using data obtained from the Subaru Strategic Program with Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC). HSC is a new wide-field camera mounted at the prime focus of the Subaru Telescope and is an ideal instrument for searching for this rare and important class of galaxy. [More]
New Way to Accelerate Positrons Could Help Boost Energy of Future Linear Particle Colliders

New Way to Accelerate Positrons Could Help Boost Energy of Future Linear Particle Colliders

A study led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of California, Los Angeles has demonstrated a new, efficient way to accelerate positrons, the antimatter opposites of electrons. [More]
Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Remarkable Complexity of Twin Jet Nebula

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Remarkable Complexity of Twin Jet Nebula

The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula’s shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. [More]
Most Unusual Organisms Found on Earth Could Help Predict Extraterrestrial Life

Most Unusual Organisms Found on Earth Could Help Predict Extraterrestrial Life

Bizarre creatures that go years without water. Others that can survive the vacuum of open space. Some of the most unusual organisms found on Earth provide insights for Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch to predict what life could be like elsewhere in the universe. [More]
Quantum Mechanics used as the Basis to Study Photosynthesis Utilizing Supercomputers

Quantum Mechanics used as the Basis to Study Photosynthesis Utilizing Supercomputers

Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country are using high-performance computing to simulate the processes that take place during the first moments of photosynthesis. [More]
Arrhythmic, Massive Outbursts Observed in Dying Stars

Arrhythmic, Massive Outbursts Observed in Dying Stars

Some dying stars suffer from ‘irregular heartbeats’, research led by astronomers at the University of Warwick has discovered. [More]
Atomically Thin Graphene Diffraction Masks Help Demonstrate Quantum Mechanical Nature of Massive Objects

Atomically Thin Graphene Diffraction Masks Help Demonstrate Quantum Mechanical Nature of Massive Objects

The quantum mechanical wave nature of matter is the basis for a number of modern technologies like high resolution electron microscopy, neutron-based studies on solid state materials or highly sensitive inertial sensors working with atoms. [More]

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