A fast spinning dead star known as a pulsar attacks its orbiting partner with radiation, gradually evaporating it in black widow star systems.
Pulsars are the magnetically charged remnants of a shattered neutron star that spin at speeds ranging from one to hundreds of rotations per second.
An international research team, including scientists at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have used a new observation technique to discover the brightest extragalactic pulsar known, and it could even be the most luminous one ever found.
Researchers from Skoltech, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Howard University, the University of Chicago, and the CAS Institute of Solid State Physics have synthesized K2N6, an exotic compound containing N6 groups and packing explosive amounts of energy.
Gravitational waves are a chaotic sea of ripples in space-time that make up the universe.
Scientists from The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (SANKEN) at Osaka University, in collaboration with the Canadian National Research Council (NRC), developed a gallium arsenide (GaAs) quantum dot that can trap individual electrons.
A new mathematical developed model by RIKEN scientists could explain the existence of abnormally energetic gamma rays seen in some afterglows from intense gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). This discovery may reveal insights into the origins of GRBs.
Quantum dots could one day constitute the basic information units of quantum computers. In collaboration with colleagues from Copenhagen and Basel, researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have decisively improved the manufacturing process for these tiny semiconductor structures.
To accurately diagnose and treat diseases, doctors and researchers need to see inside bodies.
Gazing skyward at the behaviour of distant black holes to understand the nature of the Universe and peering in on tiny proton collisions in helium to help advance cancer therapy are the important aims of two Curtin University PhD students named prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholars.