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From SA: "How Trump Could Unravel Obama’s Science Legacy"

Scientific American

January 20, 2017
Lauren Morello

Land in the Bears Ears region of Utah is among that designated a national monument by Barack Obama. Credit: Bureau of Land Management Flickr (CC BY 2.0). 599 more words

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From AAS NOVA: " The Search for Lensed Supernovae"

American Astronomical Society

20 January 2017
Susanna Kohler

Supernova Refsdal, seen in quadruplicate in the inset of this Hubble image, is one of only two supernovae we’ve observed to have multiple images caused by gravitational lensing. 722 more words

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From AAS NOVA: "Reinflating Giant Planets"

American Astronomical Society

18 January 2017
Susanna Kohler

Artist’s impression of a hot Jupiter exoplanet transiting across the face of its host star.

Two new, large gas-giant exoplanets have been discovered orbiting close to their host stars. 529 more words

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From Harvard: Women in STEM - "Strengthening ties among women in physics"

Harvard University

January 18, 2017
Alvin Powell

An attendee at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics examines equipment in the lab of Michael J. Aziz, the Gene and Tracy Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies. 730 more words

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From European XFEL: "First electrons in the -271°C cooled main accelerator"

European XFEL

19 January 2017
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Accelerator team start test of linac at operation temperature

View into the accelerator tunnel: behind a chicane (in front) operating at room temperature the electrons are guided into the first four superconducting accelerator modules. 488 more words

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From Chandra: "Geminga and B0355+54: Chandra Images Show That Geometry Solves a Pulsar Puzzle"

NASA Chandra

January 18, 2017

Credit X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/B.Posselt et al; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Illustration: Nahks TrEhnl
Release Date January 18, 2017

X-ray images from Chandra have shown distinctly different shapes for the structures around two pulsars. 880 more words

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From SURF: "Ventilation critical to DUNE success"

Sanford Underground Research facility

January 17, 2017
Constance Walter

Above: The Oro Hondo shaft exhaust fan is essential to controling airflow underground. Below [?]: A laser scanner was lowered into the shaft to map its integrety. 1,089 more words

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