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From AAS NOVA: " Predicting Major Solar Eruptions"

Amercan Astronomical Society

6 May 2016
Susanna Kohler

Solar eruption 2012 by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory SDO


Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and solar flares are two examples of major explosions from the surface of the Sun — but they’re not the same thing, and they don’t have to happen at the same time. 558 more words

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From BNL: "Supercooled Cavities for Particle Acceleration"

Brookhaven Lab

May 3, 2016
Ariana Tantillo

Very low temperatures support research at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II

BNL NSLS-II Building

BNL NSLS-II Interior… 1,335 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "Top 10 Facts About The Big Bang Theory"

Starts with a Bang

May 5, 2016
Ethan Siegel

Inflationary Universe. NASA/WMAP


Universe map Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey

SDSS Telescope at Apache Point, NM, USA… 1,757 more words

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From Rochester: "Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness"

University of Rochester

April 26, 2016
Leonor Sierra

Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question–summed up in the famous Drake equation–has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. 1,729 more words

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From DESY: "High-speed camera snaps biosensor's rapid reaction to light"


X-ray study reveals ultrafast dynamics of photoactive yellow protein

Inner structure of the photactive yellow protein 800 femtoseconds after the trans-to-cis isomerisation has been initiated by an ultrafast blue laser. 911 more words

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From Science Alert: "Reality doesn’t exist until we measure it, quantum experiment confirms"

Science Alert

1 JUN 2015

Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics’s bizarre predictions about the nature of reality, by proving that reality doesn’t actually exist until we measure it – at least, not on the very small scale. 599 more words

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