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March 31, 2015
PHYSICS NEWS
NSF-Funded Physics Frontiers Center Expands Hunt for Gravitational Waves
Pasadena CA (SPX) Mar 31, 2015
The search for gravitational waves-elusive ripples in the fabric of space-time predicted to arise from extremely energetic and large-scale cosmic events such as the collisions of neutron stars and black holes-has expanded, thanks to a $14.5-million, five-year award from the National Science Foundation for the creation and operation of a multi-institution Physics Frontiers Center (PFC) called the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav). The NANOGrav PFC will be direc ... read more
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SATURN DAILY

Saturn Spacecraft Returns to the Realm of Icy Moons
A dual view of Saturn's icy moon Rhea marks the return of NASA's Cassini spacecraft to the realm of the planet's icy satellites. This follows nearly two years during which the spacecraft's orbits ca ... more
EXO WORLDS

Earthlike 'Star Wars' Tatooines may be common
Luke Skywalker's home in "Star Wars" is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling such bin ... more
MERCURY RISING

MESSENGER Completes 4,000th Orbit of Mercury
On March 25, the MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 4,000th orbit of Mercury, and the lowest point in its orbit continues to move closer to the planet than ever before. The orbital phase of the MESS ... more
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SKY NIGHTLY

Astronomers Upgrade Their Cosmic Light Bulbs
The brilliant explosions of dead stars have been used for years to illuminate the far-flung reaches of our cosmos. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, allow astronomers to measure the distanc ... more


TIME AND SPACE

Black hole winds pull the plug on star formation
Astronomers using ESA's Herschel space observatory have found that the winds blowing from a huge black hole are sweeping away its host galaxy's reservoir of raw star-building material. Found at the ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

NASA's Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter
Using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Science: Theory of the strong interaction verified
The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. Eighty yea ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. Air Force tests Minuteman III missiles

'Yes or no' time as Iran nuclear talks near deadline

China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack

Spy agencies in 'technology arms race', says British chief

Air strike kills at least 15 at Yemen displaced camp

Iran talks stretch into the night hours before deadline

US drone killed two Iranian troops in Iraq: state media

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Best view yet of dusty cloud passing galactic center black hole
A supermassive black hole with a mass four million times that of the Sun lies at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. It is orbited by a small group of bright stars and, in addition, an enigmatic dust ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Dark matter not as sticky as once thought
Astronomers using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with each other. This means that it inte ... more
SKY NIGHTLY

Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy
It's almost a rite of passage in physics and astronomy. Scientists spend years scrounging up money to build a fantastic new instrument. Then, when the long-awaited device finally approaches completi ... more
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OUTER PLANETS

Help Name New Features on Pluto
In partnership with NASA's New Horizons mission and the SETI Institute, the IAU is endorsing a campaign that will allow the public to participate in naming newly discovered features on Pluto and its ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Supermassive black hole clears star-making gas from galaxy's core
Many nearby galaxies blast huge, wide-angled outpourings of material from their center, ejecting enough gas and dust to build more than a thousand stars the size of our sun every year. Astronomers h ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Climate change does not cause extreme winters

Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050

Massive study explores ocean response to abrupt climate change

Spring plankton bloom hitches ride to sea's depths on ocean eddies

Deadly Japan quake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Mist-collecting plants may help alleviate global water shortages

LiDAR studies Colorado flooding and debris flows

SOLAR SCIENCE

NASA-Funded Mission Studies the Sun in Soft X-Rays
At any given moment, our sun emits a range of light waves far more expansive than what our eyes alone can see: from visible light to extreme ultraviolet to soft and hard X-rays. Different wavelength ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Behind the dogmas of good old hydrodynamics
A new theory, which gives new insights into the transport of liquid flowing along the surface under applied electric field, was developed by the group of Russian scientists lead by Olga Vinogradova ... more
TECH SPACE

Engineers speed up simulations in computational grand challenge
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new family of methods to significantly increase the speed of time-resolved numerical simulations in computational grand challen ... more
TIME AND SPACE

Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields
There are electrical signals in the nervous system, the brain and throughout the human body and there are tiny magnetic fields associated with these signals that could be important for medical scien ... more
TECH SPACE

An explanation for the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam system problem
A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Yuri Lvov, has found an elegant explanation for the long-standing Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem, first proposed in 1953, inv ... more

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TIME AND SPACE

Quantum correlation can imply causation
Contrary to the statistician's slogan, in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation. Research from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Wate ... more
TECH SPACE

Better debugger
Integer overflows are one of the most common bugs in computer programs - not only causing programs to crash but, even worse, potentially offering points of attack for malicious hackers. Computer sci ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Roll up your screen and stow it away

Atomic Experts to Visit Fukushima in April to Check Contaminated Water

Engineers speed up simulations in computational grand challenge

Electric vehicles may be more useful than previously thought

Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields

Physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches

Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food

TIME AND SPACE

Physicists solve low-temperature magnetic mystery

TIME AND SPACE

Quantum experiment verifies Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance'

TIME AND SPACE

Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon

SATURN DAILY

A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Chemical Fingerprints of Ancient Supernovae Found

JOVIAN DREAMS

Explosions of Jupiter's aurora linked to extraordinary planet-moon interaction

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Satellites Catch 'Growth Spurt' from Newborn Protostar

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Colliding stars explain enigmatic 17th century explosion

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

I Zw 18 - The Galaxy that Reveals the Universe's History

IRON AND ICE

NASA plans to bring boulder into moon orbit

Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative

Have Researchers Discovered the Sound of the Stars

HAWC Observatory to Study Universe's Most Energetic Phenomena

Europa's Elusive Water Plume Paints Grim Picture For Life

Comet 67P's Speed of Rotation Shows Signs of Slowing Down

Surviving in hostile territory

Processing Paradigms That Accelerate Computer Simulations

Want to snag a satellite? Try a net

Short circuit delays particle hunter machine restart

Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers

Black holes and the dark sector explained by quantum gravity

Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence extends to new realms

Ground broken for Space Fence installation

Rosetta makes first detection of molecular nitrogen at a comet

Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion

NASA data reveals mysteries of meteor that struck Chelyabinsk

The Mystery of Nanoflares

Astronaut plus Proba minisats snap solar eclipse

Hubble Source Catalog: One-Stop Shopping For Astronomers

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