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February 28, 2015
New insight found in black hole collisions
Dallas TX (SPX) Feb 27, 2015
New research by an astrophysicist at The University of Texas at Dallas provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe - the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger black hole. The work by Dr. Michael Kesden, assistant professor of physics at UT Dallas, and his colleagues provides for the first time solutions to decades-old equations that describe conditions as two black holes in a binary system orbit one another and spiral in toward collision. The res ... read more
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Tributes pour in for Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr Spock
President Barack Obama joined Leonard Nimoy's co-stars from "Star Trek" to bid adieu to the actor who died Friday aged 83 after making his name as "Mr Spock." ... more

Guiding our Search for Life on Other Earths
A telescope will soon allow astronomers to probe the atmosphere of Earthlike exoplanets for signs of life. To prepare, Lisa Kaltenegger and her team are modeling the atmospheric fingerprints for hun ... more

ALMA reveals mild environment around super black hole
A research team led by Shuro Takano at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Taku Nakajima at Nagoya University observed the spiral galaxy M77, also known as NGC1068, with the At ... more
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The building blocks of the future defy logic
Wake up in the morning and stretch; your midsection narrows. Pull on a piece of plastic at separate ends; it becomes thinner. So does a rubber band. One might assume that when a force is applied alo ... more


A solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter itself
Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter. That asymmetry, which favors matte ... more
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Astronomers find impossibly large black hole
An international team of astronomers have found a huge and ancient black hole which was powering the brightest object early in the universe. The black hole's mass is 12 billion times that of t ... more

Dawn begins exploration of the first dwarf planet
The Dawn spacecraft is performing flawlessly as it conducts the first exploration of the first dwarf planet. Each new picture of Ceres reveals exciting and surprising new details about a fascinating ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

Fighting IS not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week

MUOS - a Vital Next Step for Narrowband Satellite Communications

In muddy fields,Spain's International Brigades live on

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port


Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn
Scientists have discovered the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time. The international team led by astronomers from Peking University ... more

'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion
Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 ... more

The Strange Case of the Missing Dwarf
The new SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to search for a brown dwarf expected to be orbiting the unusual double star V471 Tauri. SPHERE has given astronomers the best lo ... more
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SOHO Sees Something New Near The Sun
An unusual comet skimmed past the sun on Feb 18-21, 2015, as captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. This comet was interesting for ... more

Widespread winds and eedback from supermassive black holes
Astronomers have discovered that the winds from supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies blow outward in all directions, a suspected phenomenon that had been difficult to prove before now. ... more
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Life Might Thrive a Dozen Miles Beneath Earth's Surface

Earth's Moon May Not Be Critical to Life

Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons

The Cosmic Chemistry That Gave Rise to Water

Calling on satellites in alpine rescues

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

How does the human brain tackle problems it did not evolve to solve?


Life Might Thrive a Dozen Miles Beneath Earth's Surface
Life teems all over our planet's exterior and even down into the lightless oceanic depths. But just how far underground might life be able to hack it? New research offers evidence of bacteria ... more

Planets Can Alter Each Other's Climates over Eons
A new study sheds light on how exoplanets in tightly-packed solar systems interact with each other gravitationally by affecting one another's climates and their abilities to support alien life. ... more

The Cosmic Chemistry That Gave Rise to Water
Earth's water has a mysterious past stretching back to the primordial clouds of gas that birthed the Sun and other stars. By using telescopes and computer simulations to study such star nurseries, r ... more

Stretch and relax by losing 1 electron magnetism switch
The scientists used the unique Nanocluster Trap experimental station at the BESSY II synchrotron radiation source at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and published their results in the Journal Angewandte Ch ... more

Direct observation of bond formations
A collaboration between researchers from KEK, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), RIKEN, and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Resear ... more

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Building trustworthy big data algorithms
Much of our reams of data sit in large databases of unstructured text. Finding insights among emails, text documents, and websites is extremely difficult unless we can search, characterize, and clas ... more

New data on formation of mysterious chemical gardens
Recent research which has counted with the participation of the University of Granada Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences has yielded new data on chemical gardens, mysterious formations produced ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Wrench thrown in British shale gas gears

Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year

Moving molecule writes letters

'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

Lithium from the coal in China

New research predicts when, how materials will act

Watching bonds form using femtosecond X-ray liquidography


In the quantum world, the future affects the past


Getting a grip on exotic atomic nuclei


Apple to invest 1.7bn euros in Ireland, Denmark data centres


Data-storage for eternity


Supercomputer explore how an air-reed instrument generates air flow and sound


New and improved Large Hadron Collider ready to do science again


For the first time, spacecraft catch a solar shockwave in the act


Stars akin to the sun also explode when they die


The origin of the magnetic field covering the Sun has been discovered


A new view of the solar system: Astrophysical jets driven by the sun

Forget the Higgs Boson, Massively Upgraded LHC to Search for 'Squark'

NASA photographs fireball streaking across Pennsylvania skies

The mystery of cosmic oceans and dunes

Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes

Does dark matter cause mass extinctions and geologic upheavals

Why do starburst galaxies 'burst'?

NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds

With new data, Planck satellite brings early universe into focus

Hubble Gets Best View of Circumstellar Debris Disk Distorted by Planet

The strange case of the missing dwarf

Two Years On, Source of Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor Remains Elusive

Laser 'ruler' holds promise for hunting exoplanets

A novel approach for high performance field emission electron sources

Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower

Mismatched twin stars spotted in the delivery room

Correlations of quantum particles help in distinguishing physical processes

Close Encounters of a Scholz Kind

Dawn Captures Sharper Images of Ceres

Be My Valentine: Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Close Pass by Comet 67P

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