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September 22, 2014
Neighboring Andromeda Galaxy to eat Milky Way in 5 billion years
Crawley, Australia (UPI) Sep 19, 2014
All galaxies grow by pulling in cosmic debris, gas and dust, and are rather efficient at converting it into new stars. But as galaxies age and grow more massive over time, their ability to create their own stars wanes, and they are forced to add on mass by swallowing up other smaller galaxies. A new study claims our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has already reached that tipping point - no longer able to produce our own fresh stars, we must resort cosmic cannibalism. It's a strategy that will even ... read more
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What is life? It's a Tricky, Often Confusing Question
What is life? This is a question that is often asked and typically confused. The confusion starts from the several uses of the word "life" in English. There are at least three usages as exemplified ... more

Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbours
Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists. Astronomers looked at more tha ... more

Reinterpreting dark matter
Tom Broadhurst, an Ikerbasque researcher at the UPV/EHU's Department of Theoretical Physics, has participated alongside scientists of the National Taiwan University in a piece of research that explo ... more
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Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought
Anyone who has seen the movies of Neil Armstrong's first bounding steps on the moon couldn't fail to be intrigued by his unusual walking style. But, contrary to popular belief, the astronaut's pecul ... more


Violent Origins of Disc Galaxies Probed by ALMA
For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies. Now, for the the first time, researchers using ALMA and a host of other radio telesco ... more
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Chandra Finds Planet That Makes Star Act Deceptively Old
A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This discovery shows how a massive planet can affect th ... more

Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered
The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned com ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AFSPC Commander advocates defending space superiority

IBC Advanced Alloys Delivers First UAS Components for Analysis

Exosuit Aims to Prevent Injury in Warfighters

Jihadists in social network cross-hairs

NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'

Watch: MQ-4C Triton UAV flies cross-country for new testing

Indonesia names four foreigners as terror suspects


Physicists teleport photon over 15 miles
Professor Nicolas Gisin and his team have successfully teleported a photon over 15 miles in its quantum state. The Swiss team of scientists aimed to transport the photon into a crystal without the two touching, and they did just that. The same team were able to accomplish this in 2003, but they were only able to teleport the light a little less than four miles. The reporting of the accomplishment can be found in the latest issue of Nature Photonics. ... more

Larry Ellison releases helm of mighty Oracle ship
Tycoon yachtsman Larry Ellison on Thursday stepped down as Oracle's chief executive, trusting a pair of lieutenants to steer the titanic business software firm he helped launch decades ago. ... more

Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero
Heat drives classical phase transitions-think solid, liquid, and gas-but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient si ... more

Making quantum dots glow brighter
Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material th ... more
24/7 News Coverage
NJIT researchers working to safeguard the shoreline

Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique

Computerized emotion detector

First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption

Modern Europeans descended from three groups of ancestors

Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate

Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance


UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time
UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or "breathes," and shifts from one quantum state to another. The groundbreaking achiev ... more

Scientists twist radio beams to send data
Building on previous research that twisted light to send data at unheard-of speeds, scientists at USC have developed a similar technique with radiowaves, reaching high speeds without some of the has ... more

Pulse of a Dead Star Powers Intense Gamma Rays
Our Milky Way galaxy is littered with the still-sizzling remains of exploded stars. When the most massive stars explode as supernovas, they don't fade into the night, but sometimes glow ferociously ... more

'J' marks the spot for Rosetta's lander
Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the la ... more

'J' marks the spot for historic comet landing
The European Space Agency on Monday unveiled the spot on a comet in deep space where it will attempt a high-stakes landing in November, a first for humankind. ... more


New Study Revisits Miller-Urey Experiment at the Quantum Level
For the first time, researchers have reproduced the results of the Miller-Urey experiment in a computer simulation, yielding new insight into the effect of electricity on the formation of life's bui ... more

Solar System Simulation Reveals Planetary Mystery
When we look at the Solar System, what clues show us how it formed? We can see pieces of its formation in asteroids, comets and other small bodies that cluster on the fringes of our neighborhood (an ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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BYU electric car sets new E1 land speed record at 204 mph

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Energy companies remain committed to Scotland

RWE Innogy gets new British wind energy running

Larry Ellison releases helm of mighty Oracle ship


Gaia discovers its first supernova


Awaiting New Results on Pluto's Atmosphere


Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts


NASA has some advice for how you can find aliens


Unprecedented X-ray View of Supernova Remains


Nicaragua asks U.S. for help investigating meteorite crater


Mysterious quasar sequence explained


Math Tools Maximizing Value of Scientific Data and Accelerating Discovery


Two-dimensional electron liquids


PPPL scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery

NASA Research Gives Guideline for Future Alien Life Search

Lurking bright blue star caught!

'Hot Jupiters' provoke their own host suns to wobble

This star cluster is not what it seems

Where to grab space debris

Scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data

Rice wireless experts tap unused TV spectrum

Hewlett-Packard buys cloud-computing firm Eucalyptus

Reports of Meteorite Strike in Nicaragua and Update on Asteroid 2014 RC

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching

First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system

12th Batch of Messenger Data Released; Water Ice Exploration Tool Unveiled

A Map of Rosetta's Comet

Space Traffic Control Architecture

Check out the massive solar flare the sun had today

Meteorite strikes near Nicaragua's capital

Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way's missing satellite galaxies

NASA EPSCoR to fund planetary seismology research at NMSU

Large space object slams Nicaragua's capital as asteroid passes Earth

Rosetta Comet is Darker than Charcoal

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