Physical Science

‘Ghost Particle’ Sized Up by Cosmologists

‘Ghost Particle’ Sized Up by Cosmologists

Cosmologists at University College London (UCL), England, have recently reported a new calculation that led them one step closer to determining the mass of the elusive neutrino particle. While most of the studies made until now used particle detectors, the ...

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‘Catastrophic Event’ Behind Halt of Star Birth

‘Catastrophic Event’ Behind Halt of Star Birth

Astronomers from Durham University have recently found evidence for a “catastrophic cosmic event” that is believed to be responsible for halting the birth of stars during the early universe. By focusing research on a specific galaxy, they studied its gravity ...

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Automated Origami

Automated Origami

Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed a sheet capable of folding itself into traditional origami shapes. Consisting of 32 triangular glass fiber tiles with elastomer joints studded with thin metal actuators ...

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Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Las Alamos, New Mexico have discovered a ribbon of solar material collected at the very edge of the solar system. The High Energy Neutral Atom Imager on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has ...

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Suzaku Catches Retreat of a Black Hole’s Disk

Suzaku Catches Retreat of a Black Hole’s Disk

A recently published study shed light over one of the most mysterious stellar phenomena, black holes. NASA’s Suzaku telescope revealed a dramatic change in one of the galaxy’s most active black holes – a change that might help scientists better ...

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Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

Materials scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced a new way to harvest small amounts of waste energy, thus harnessing it to turn water into usable hydrogen fuel. The new process provides many benefits including simplicity, efficiency, and the ...

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How Will the Webb Telescope’s Sunshield Perform?

How Will the Webb Telescope’s Sunshield Perform?

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is subject to very cold temperatures; in order to be able to capture the traces of infrared light generated by stars and galaxies billions of light years away, it is kept in cryogenic state. Therefore, ...

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Scientists Shed Light on the Mysterious Neutrino

Scientists Shed Light on the Mysterious Neutrino

Queen Mary’s Particle Physics Research Centre has recently received access to data from the T2K experiment, which dealt with the Neutrino – one of the most baffling particle physicists explore. Using this data, a collaborative team of scientists hope to ...

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Bully Galaxy Rules the Neighborhood

Bully Galaxy Rules the Neighborhood

NASA astronomers are using an image of a galaxy named ESO 306-17 to learn more about the formation of star groups, galaxies and celestial events. Since this galaxy is relatively separated from other observable objects, researchers are able to see ...

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