Physical Science

Displaced Orbits Possible

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are claiming that maintainable displaced orbits – orbits above or below the standard geosynchronous orbits – may be possible with the help of solar sails. Scientist and science fiction writer Robert ...

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Matter and Antimatter May Behave Differently

Matter and Antimatter May Behave Differently

A team made up of physicists from several institutions has recently found evidence regarding the behavior of matter and antimatter. Their study, dealing with neutrinos and anti-neutrinos, tries to explain the dominance of matter (unlike antimatter) in our universe.   ...

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NASA Witnesses a Galactic Spectacle

NASA Witnesses a Galactic Spectacle

NASA has recently released a marvelous image of two tangled galaxies, captured using three different telescopes: the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.   A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released ...

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Cold Atoms Image Microwave Fields

Cold Atoms Image Microwave Fields

An international team of scientists has recently developed a novel technique that allows direct and complete imaging of microwave magnetic fields with high spatial resolution. The new method has great implications, since it could optimize the performance of electronic devices. ...

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Physicists Detect Geoneutrinos

Physicists Detect Geoneutrinos

Researchers at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey and their colleagues at the Borexino Project have positive detections of geoneutrinos. Antineutrinos generated by radioactive decay within the Earth’s crust and mantle, geoneutrinos are extremely rare and very difficult to detect. ...

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Researchers Demonstrate Terahertz Laser Rays

Researchers Demonstrate Terahertz Laser Rays

Scientists from Harvard University and the University of Leeds recently demonstrated a new terahertz semiconductor laser capable of emitting beams with a much smaller divergence than conventional terahertz laser sources. The collaborative study suggests several future applications, all relying on ...

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Heavy Metal Rock Takes Center Stage

Heavy Metal Rock Takes Center Stage

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft recently completed a flyby of the asteroid Lutetia, which allowed it to examine closely this celestial object, made mostly of metal. Thanks to NASA’s instruments, installed on the spacecraft, the high quality pictures could ...

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Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have recently reported a breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Such cells could help create better solar receptors, improving both capacity and utilization of current devices – ...

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Carina Nebula

Carina Nebula

In the cold vacuum of space, radiation from massive stars carves away at cold molecular clouds, creating bizarre, fantasy-like structures. These pillars of cold hydrogen and dust, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, are located in the Carina Nebula. Violent ...

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Cassini Helps with Dune Mystery

Cassini Helps with Dune Mystery

A recent paper published by Japanese astronomer Tetsuya Tokano suggests a solution for one of the mysteries found on Saturn’s moon, Titan. Using data retrieved from the Cassini spacecraft, he designed a model that solves one of the moon’s paradoxes. ...

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