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Air Laser to Sniff Bombs from a Distance

Air Laser to Sniff Bombs from a Distance

Engineers from Princeton University developed a new laser-sensing technology that may allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance as well as potential suicide bombers.   The research team from Princeton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering that developed ...

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Swift Catches Exploding Star

Swift Catches Exploding Star

NASA’s scientists recently used the Swift Satellite in order to see a star explode and become a supernova. Although over the past 100 years astronomers have observed thousands of supernovas, every time it was seen, it was only after the ...

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Smaller Stars Help Bigger Stars Form

Smaller Stars Help Bigger Stars Form

According to a new theory proposed by astrophysicists from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley, massive stars form inside an interstellar cloud of gas and dust, with the “help” of smaller stars. The smaller stars, which are about ...

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Bending Light the Wrong Way

Bending Light the Wrong Way

A Princeton University research team has recently created an easy-to-produce material that has the rare ability to bend light in the opposite direction from all naturally occurring materials. This new substance belongs to the relatively new class of materials called ...

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