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May 24, 2015
Newly dedicated observatory to search for gravitational waves
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2015
Seeking to expand how we observe and understand the universe where we live, the National Science Foundation has helped dedicate the Advanced Laser Gravitational Wave Observatories (Advanced LIGO) at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Wash. The California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed the NSF-funded facilities and operate them with the goal of observing and recording gravitational waves for the first time. Those discoveries would allow us to learn mo ... read more
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Patent for Navy small space debris tracker
A U.S. Navy device that detects small debris in space and provides data on their trajectory has been granted a U.S. patent. ... more

Ceres bright spots: Clearer pictures, but still no answers
Scientists had hoped sharper images of Ceres and its mysterious bright spots would provide some clarity as to their nature and origin, but they remain befuddled. ... more

Using a sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO
Watching the sun is dangerous work for a telescope. Solar instruments in space naturally degrade over time, bombarded by a constant stream of solar particles that can cause a film of material to adh ... more
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Gas arms form giant spiraling molecular cradles of dense molecular cores
A research team led by Dr. Hauyu Liu at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (ASIAA) observed the luminous OB cluster-forming massive molecular clump G33.92+0.11 with the Ata ... more


Caltech astronomers observe a supernova colliding with its companion star
Type Ia supernovae, one of the most dazzling phenomena in the universe, are produced when small dense stars called white dwarfs explode with ferocious intensity. At their peak, these supernovae can ... more
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Two Large Hadron experiments observe rare subatomic process
Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, have combined their results and observed a previously unseen subatomic p ... more

Quantum physics on tap
We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids. But what if a pipe were so amazingly tiny that ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
HELLADS laser weapon to undergo field testing

US planes keep distance from Chinese 'islands' -- for now

China's Xi says Japan friendship 'worth cherishing'

NATO to hold summit in Warsaw in July 2016

New software for U.S. nuclear submarines

Proliferation talks fail over Mideast nuke plan

Obama stays the course despite IS group's advance


Syracuse physicists aid in discovery of subatomic process
Physicists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have helped discover a rare subatomic process. Their findings, featured in the current issue of Nature magazine (Macmillan Publishers ... more

Hubble Catches Stellar Exodus in Action
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured for the first time snapshots of fledging white dwarf stars beginning their slow-paced, 40-million-year migration from the crowded cente ... more

NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic s ... more
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Left-handed cosmic magnetic field could explain missing antimatter
The discovery of a 'left-handed' magnetic field that pervades the universe could help explain a long standing mystery - the absence of cosmic antimatter. A group of scientists, led by Prof. Tanmay V ... more

India to test its home-made multi-object tracking radar next month
India will next month test its home-made multi-object tracking radar on a rocket, a senior space official has reportedly said. "The multi-object tracking radar will be tested next month during ... more
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Experimental Ebola treatment boosts survival in mice

Ancient connection between the Americas enhanced extreme biodiversity

Study reveals how eastern US forests came to be

Japan to give $400 mn to Pacific islands to fight climate change

France hits reverse on sinking tyres for artificial reefs

Climate change altering frequency, intensity of hurricanes

Beached iceberg helps reveal ecological impact of sea-ice changes


Driest Place on Earth Hosts Life
Researchers have pinpointed the driest location on Earth in the Atacama Desert, a region in Chile already recognised as the most arid in the world. They have also found evidence of life at the site, ... more

Taking control of light emission
Researchers have found a way to couple the properties of different two-dimensional materials to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves. They say this has the potential to lead to ... more

Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons
A research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Jeremy Levy has discovered electrons that can "swing dance." This unique electronic behavior can potentially lead to new families of quantum dev ... more

Researchers build new fermion microscope
Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist. ... more

Physicists observe real-time restructuring of electron cloud in attoseconds
The recombination of electron shells in molecules, taking just a few dozen attoseconds (a billionth of a billionth of a second), can now be viewed "live," thanks to a new method developed by MIPT re ... more
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Rosetta spots balancing rock on Comet 67P
Scientists have spotted a balancing rock among dust and crags of Comet 67P. Researchers spotted the seemingly teetering boulder while analyzing images collected by the Rosetta probe and its OSIRIS camera. ... more

Cause of galactic death: Strangulation
As murder mysteries go, it's a big one: how do galaxies die and what kills them? A new study, published in the journal Nature, has found that the primary cause of galactic death is strangulation, wh ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Star power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project looks for new path

Pacific-Atlantic railroad will respect environment: Chinese premier

Researchers measure thermoelectric behavior by Tinkertoy materials

New tech advance could fundamentally change wireless communications

Robotic sonar system inspired by bats

Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

Tiny grains of lithium dramatically improve performance of fusion plasma


Fresh theories about dark matter


UK-built technology brings Europe's Mercury mission closer to launch


NASA asks for new ideas to bolster asteroid redirect mission


Hubble traces the migration of white dwarfs in cluster 47 Tucanae


Astronomers Baffled by Discovery of Rare Quasar Quartet


Circular orbits for small extrasolar planets


Hubble Catches Stellar Exodus in Action


Scientists at Keck Discover the Fluffiest Galaxies


Water was plentiful in the early universe


Telescope-Laser Cannons to Clean Up Dangerous Space Junk

Delta Cephei's hidden companion

NASA Awards Study Contract To Deep Space Industries

NSF and CERN sign new partnership for finding particles

Ether Compounds Could Work like DNA On Oily Worlds

The weakest magnetic field in the solar system

Comet Wild 2: A window into the birth of the solar system

Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday

Mercury's core dynamo present early in planet's history

Probing the secrets of the universe inside a metal box

Subaru Telescope Observers Superflare Stars with Large Starspots

Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt

MESSENGER reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Weather forecasts for planets beyond our solar system

Quantum-mechanical monopoles discovered

Milky Way may have four spiral arms

DARPA developing zoom lens to spot distant space objects more clearly

Galactic Gold Rush: Asteroid Mining to Start This Summer

Ceres Animation Showcases Bright Spots

Getting Down to Science at Ceres

Space debris from satellite explosion increases collision risk for space craft

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